Professor Andrew Groves, Course Leader of Fashion Design BA Honours course, was quoted in an article from the BBC about whether our clothes should be washed.

Professor Andrew Groves
Professor Andrew Groves

Speaking about how the friction in washing machines can distort a garment’s shape and colour, Professor Groves said: "I have garments in my wardrobe that I've had for decades that look brand new, simply because I know how to care for them." 

The argument against washing jeans is similar. However, Professor Groves recommends putting jeans in the freezer in order to get rid of stains. 

"Most people I know, when it comes to their denim, don't wash it at all. Which might seem strange - it's a pair of jeans that they might wear every day. But it's usually because they don't want the colour to fade."

Read the full article on the BBC website.

Press and media enquiries

Contact us on:

+44 (0)20 3506 9464 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
+44 (0)7970 483 778

[email protected]