Could you go a year without washing your jeans?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Could you go a year without washing your jeans?
Thu, 05-22-2014 - 12:31pm

According to USA Today, the CEO of Levi Strauss hasn't washed his jeans in a year! "Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh takes water conservation seriously. Bergh said he hasn't washed his jeans in a year."These have yet to see a washing machine," Bergh said at a Fortune Brainstorm Green conference Tuesday, the same day as the company's 141th anniversary."I have yet to get a skin disease or anything else," he said in a video of the talk posted by Fortune." READ MORE

How often do you wash your jeans?


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Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 11:44am

I have to admit I don't wash my jeans all that often. I probably wash them every few months but it's not like I wear the same pair every day all day.


Avatar for ubergeek
Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 05-28-2014 - 1:49pm

I don't wash mine after each wear, but I don't wear mine daily either. I wash mine about once every two weeks, depending on whether they are messy or not. Obviously if I spill something on them (I can't believe he's gone a year without getting anything on them never mind not washing them!) they'll be washed that day. But wearing them about 3x a week for a couple of hours each time (I don't wear them around the house) they get washed 2x a month.

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Registered: 06-01-2014
Sun, 06-01-2014 - 3:59am

I wash them when they need washing.  It's not every day but I refuse to never wash them again.  I'm in my jeans most days and they get just as dirty then all the other clothes I wear.  I just had to say what a weird announcement that man made about jeans.