7 Simple hacks that will help you take care of, and keep your activewear longer
We know that you’re always on the move and like to look fab every time you workout. That's why it's very important that you give your activewear the love and care it needs to last as long as possible.
Because let’s be honest, there is definitely nothing worse than going to the gym with worn out activewear.
So take a look at these tips and tricks to help you keep your clothes looking their best, for when you want to get active.
Avoid excess detergents/soap
Contrary to popular belief, excess detergents can build up on clothes and over time cause odours. Avoid harsh detergents that can also irritate your skin, opt for a mild or hypoallergenic soap instead.
Don't use bleach or fabric softeners
Bleach can be used to lighten your whites, but if you don't use it right it can work against you. Excessive use of bleach can sometimes cause your clothes to wear out and eventually develop holes.
It is also not necessary to use fabric softener. In fact, sportswear is already soft, so you don't need to use fabric softener. If you do, you can also damage the fabric and cause it to lose its elasticity.
Wash your clothes by hand
It may not be one of your favourite activities, but if you do, your clothes will last longer. If you don't have time to do it, use a gentle cycle with a delicate soap.
Don't leave your active wear unwashed for too long
Bacteria that accumulate on your clothes after exercise can generate bad odours if you take too long to wash them. Also, if your exercise routines are so intense that you end up soaked in sweat, it is better to wash them immediately, if you don't want your clothes to get stained.
Wash your active wear separately
Wash your active wear separately, even if they are the same colour. This will prevent the colour from transferring from one garment to another, but if you have no other choice, you can put them inside out to avoid damaging other garments.
Wash your active wear in cold water
If you wash them in hot water, certain stains such as sweat may remain permanently on the garment. Also, cold water prevents shrinkage.
Air dry your clothes
Avoid using a dryer, as the intense heat can shrink your sportswear, reduce elasticity and even melt them.
So, you really don't need a lot of time and expensive products to take care of your sportswear. These simple tips are more than enough to keep your garments in good condition.
And to make your life even easier, you can rest assured that our activewear is made from the highest quality stretch cotton, making care even easier for you.