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How To

How To | Clean Activewear

Sep 23, 2020

Your workout should be challenging—not your laundry! Keep your activewear, loungewear, swimsuits, and sneakers smelling fresh, in great shape, and ready for action, whether you’re training for a marathon, swimming laps, or just running errands.

Gather These Tools:

Wash & Stain Bar, Scented Vinegar, Wash Tub Basin, Mesh Bag Bundle, Sport Detergent, Sport Spray

STEP 1:
Banish Stains

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Pretreat sweat and sunscreen stains before each wash with the Wash & Stain Bar. Wet the bar with warm water and work the lather into the affected areas to remove buildup and perspiration. Be sure to target underarm areas, waistbands, thin straps, and the underwire of sports bras and tank tops.

For mesh sneakers, treat stains from dirt, mud, and grass with Stain Solution, and work in with a Stain Brush. Allow to soak in cool water for up to 30 minutes.

STEP 2:
Eliminate Odors

To remove unwanted odors that present themselves post-workout, simply presoak the item in a bath of cool water and two capfuls of Scented Vinegar. Leave to soak for at least 30 minutes.

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STEP 3:
Machine Wash

Machine washing is appropriate for most activewear and durable spandex blends. Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Bag Bundle to preserve elasticity and prevent tearing and snagging in the machine.

Select the delicate cycle and use cool water. Add the appropriate amount of Sport Detergent according to the machine and load size.

For especially sweaty and dirty items, such as athletic uniforms and sportswear, use hot water and add 2 capfuls of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative.

OR
Handwash

Handwashing is the best and safest method for cleaning bathing suits and items with fine mesh like sneakers. Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Sport Detergent to a Wash Tub Basin or sink filled with cool water.

Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.

Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

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STEP 4:
Air Time

Always air dry activewear, swimsuits, and sneakers! The high heat of the dryer will reduce the fabric’s elasticity and moisture-wicking properties.

Lay the items flat in their natural shape on a drying rack or hanger. When drying, avoid direct sunlight and heat sources, such as the radiator, because they can also degrade fibers.

STEP 5:
Freshen Up

Spritz smelly tennis shoes, yoga mats, and other sports gear with the Sport Spray. It has antibacterial properties that add a fresh, crisp scent while removing odor. Keep it in your gym bag to freshen before and after you reach the finish line!

Get the tools you need

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sport detergent and spray duo OUT OF STOCK
Sport Detergent and Spray Duo
$27.50

Activewear & Swimwear

Scented Vinegar
$12.00

Mesh Bag Bundle
$15.00

Wash and Stain Bar OUT OF STOCK
Wash & Stain Bar
$6.00

Wash Tub Basin
$38.00

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5 items: $98.50

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