Stephen Steinberg | May 17, 2018
Did you know you may be washing your gymshark clothes all wrong?
If you wash your gymshark tops and leggings wrong, they can quickly become faded, smelly and uncomfortable. Don’t let that happen! It’s so easy to care for them properly.
Follow these care instructions and you’ll be able to enjoy your gymshark clothes for a very long time to come.
Flip Them Inside Out Before Washing
With all that spinning and tumbling, there’s a lot of friction inside of a washing machine. Therefore you’ll want to turn all your workout gear inside out so that the outside remains as crisp and clean as when you first bought it. Also, putting your gymshark gear inside out will allow the wash to clean the sweat out effectively.
Don’t Wash Together With Towels, Denims Or Things With Zippers
The friction inside of a washing machine is inevitable, but towels, denims and things with zippers can make it much worse. Avoid washing your gymshark clothes with these items as they can cause pilling in the fabric, which can quickly render your gymshark clothes unwearable.
Machine Wash Cold On Gentle Cycle
Warmer water usually cleans better, but it also wears down fabrics and colors at a much faster rate. Same goes with a regular cycle versus a gentle cycle. To lengthen the life of your gymshark clothes, it’s best to wash them in a cold water gentle cycle. And by using a high performance detergent meant for cold water like Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Powder or Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Pods, you don’t have to sacrifice cleaning power!
Use A Detergent Free Of Fragrances, Dyes, Brighteners & Softeners
Additives in laundry detergents like fragrances, dyes, brighteners and softeners are designed to stay on your clothes even after the wash is done. After all, what good would a fragrance or brightener be if it didn’t stay on your clothes? The problem is these additives can clog the pores of your gymshark clothing and alter the fabric in a way that hinders their wicking properties and ends up making them rough and uncomfortable. They can even trap nasty odors in the crevices of the fabric! These additives can also irritate your skin, and since most gymshark clothing is skin tight, this is a recipe for disaster. Therefore it’s always best to wash your gymshark clothes with a strong free & clear detergent like Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent.
Air Dry If Possible
The single best thing you can do for your gymshark clothes is to avoid putting them in a dryer. Instead, opt to air dry them on a flat surface. Air drying may take more time, but you’ll ensure that your gymshark clothes keep their shape, color and fit for a lot longer. Well worth it if you ask us!
Follow these simple tips and you’ll be sure to keep your gymshark clothes fresh, bright and clean for a long time to come!