Activewear Care

How to Clean Activewear: Tips for Washing Gym Clothes

How to Clean Activewear: Tips for Washing Gym Clothes

Learn how to clean your sweaty activewear, including leggings, sports bras, biker shorts, and shirts.

Whether you're getting ready for the gym or on your way there, proper care for your activewear is essential to maintain their vibrant and fresh look.

5 Tips for Activewear Care

Follow these tips:

  • Air out your gym clothes before washing: This makes cleaning easier.
  • Wash your activewear separately: Protect colors and ensure a thorough clean by washing them separately and inside out.
  • Use cold water: Opt for a gentle cycle and cold water to prevent fiber damage and save energy.
  • Add white vinegar: Maintain colors, eliminate odors, and remove bacteria by adding a quarter cup of white vinegar to the washing machine.
  • Air dry instead of using the dryer: Hang your clothes on a rack or hanger to prevent fiber damage and conserve energy.

How to Wash and Care for Workout Clothes

For more tips, consider the following guidelines:

Wear & Care Instructions

Avoid bleach & fabric softener

Don't use bleach, as it can damage the fabric and cause holes. Fabric softener is unnecessary and can harm the elasticity of your activewear.

Be gentle

If possible, hand wash your clothes to minimize wear and tear. Before washing, remove any pads or loose pieces to prevent mishaps.

Don't delay

Wash your clothes immediately after a sweaty workout to prevent odor and sweat stains. Leaving them in the hamper for too long can transfer the scent and lead to stains.

Wash separately

Even items of similar color should be washed separately to avoid color bleeding and damage caused by clothes rubbing against each other. Consider using garment bags to keep items separated.

Use cold water

Wash your clothes in cold water to prevent color fading and set stains. Cold water also prevents shrinkage that can occur with hot water washing.

Air dry

Avoid using the dryer, as the heat can alter the fit and decrease elasticity. Hang your clothes inside out in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight, to prevent color fading.