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Jeans Repair Reasons

That jeans can be worn for a long time has proven already during the mid-1800s. The ‘Gold Rush’ period when jeans were used as true workwear styles to get the heavy job done. These days, you still can enjoy your jeans year in, and year out. In fact, they only get better with age, remember? Denim fabrics and so sturdy and even when they break, you can easily repair them for the next round. This gives your pair extra character. It makes your jeans more unique and special.

Behind each hole or tear is a story attached. That night for example when you drank a beer or two too much and fell off your bike. Or when you didn’t notice that skateboard (from your kid) in the garden, so you slapped the ground and ripped your jeans. All stories that you don’t forget so easily. Stories that are captured in your pair of jeans like a diary.

You need to cherish these blue friends as you experienced so many adventures together. And there are many more to come if you repair your jeans correctly and on time.

The 5 Reasons Why To Repair Your Jeans

Here are 5 reasons why you need to keep your favorite pair of jeans alive. Forever. And ever!

1) Extend Lifespan

These times it’s important to extend the lifespan of your products, in general. You don’t need to replace everything so quickly when it’s broken. Especially not when we are talking about jeans.

Most people have a favorite pair of jeans in their closet. The one that is the most worn-in. Repaired multiple times. Maybe patched with other denim fabrics to cover that hole. And the ones that are so comfortable that they feel like wearing a jogging pants. That’s probably your most precious pair in your closet. The one that you will never throw away. No matter what. So, extend it’s lifespan!

2) Cost-Effective

Good and quality-made jeans can be expensive. Repairing your pair can save you a lot of money. On top of that, it is fun to repair your jeans. It can work meditative as well. Put on your favorite record, and take your time to get simple repairs done such as holes, rips, and scars. Afterward, your connection with your jeans has grown even more than before.

Luckily, some denim brands developed repair kits in the past that came as an extra when buying a pair. Brands like Atelier LaDurance, Lee 101, or Kings of Indigo for example. They created one-of-a-kind repair kits for your beloved jeans. So, repair your jeans and save money!

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Lee 101 repair kit.

Kings of Indigo repair kit.

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Atelier LaDurance repair kit.

3) Environmental Impact

When repairing your jeans means that you need to buy less. This saves money, but it also helps to get the denim industry more cleaner. The fashion industry has a significant environmental footprint. Buying more and more, and above all an unnecessary amount of jeans, will contribute to pollution and waste. Keep wearing your jeans the longest to keep your clothing out of landfills. Be aware of Mother Nature and respect the beauty of it. So, repair your jeans and contribute to the environmental impact postively.

4) Customization

Repairing jeans also offers an opportunity for customization and personalization. You can add patches, embroidery, or other embellishments, turning the repair process into a creative endeavor that reflects your style and personality.

You can customize your jeans with the Japanese Sashiko stitching technique for example. Learn more about this authentic method here: The Beauty Of The Japanese Sashiko Stitching Technique. So, repair your jeans with customization!

5) Sentimental Value

The oldest jeans in your closet are most probably your most precious ones. Many sentimental values are attached. Especially when they’ve been worn during significant events, like that unforgettable festival, holiday, party with your friends, or road trip. So, repair your jeans and keep them wearing, no matter what!

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jeans repair

Conclusion For Jeans Repair

The overall conclusion? Repairing your jeans can be a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to extend their lifespan, preserve memories, and showcase your creativity.

Want to learn more about how to enjoy your beloved jeans the longest? Read this previous article too: 5 Tips on How To Enjoy Your Beloved Jeans The Longest.

And if you decide not to wear your jeans anymore, learn more about what to do with them in the 10 do’s and don’t with your old jeans: The 10 Do’s & Don’ts With Your Old Jeans!.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.