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My husband and I are both runners and while the new technical fabrics are great innovations, they tend to hold odors that conventional detergents and even baking soda cannot desolve. I cannot find anything to cure the problem, and sometimes wash twice! Would you recommend Fabric Fresh for this situation? If so, would you recommend using it before or after washing? Do you think your detergents get rid of the problem altogether?
This is a common problem. There are a few things you can do to help. First, don't use bleach as it will ruin the fabric. Do two loads - the first load with hot water and a cup of white vinegar and the second with hot water and either our Signature Detergent or Delicate Wash.
The Fabric Fresh is an antibacterial spray which is great for running shoes after running.
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Fabric Fresh Classic 8 fl. oz.
Scented Vinegar 16 fl. oz.
Signature Detergent 32 fl. oz.
I need info on which laundry detergent to buy for my black yoga pants. My favorite pair, from Lululemon, have started to pill which I am not happy about. They also seem to attract fuzzies even though they are not that old. Which of your detergents is best for these pants? Can they be machine washed? Also will using a fabric softener prevent attracting the fuzzies?
I would recommend using our Darks Detergent for your yoga pants, as this is formulated with the enzyme cellulase to help remove pills and micro fibrils (lint) during the washing cycle. This product also incorporates a color guard to prevent fabrics from graying.
You can machine wash in cold water on a delicate/woolen cycle, remove promptly from the machine and hang to dry. We do not recommend using fabric softener or dryer sheets when laundering sports/active wear, as these can alter the fabrics moisture wicking factor.
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Darks Detergent 32 fl. oz.
Pet & Lint Brush
Sport Detergent 16 fl. oz.