Turn and wash your active ware inside out as this will not only help safeguard and prolong the print and colours of the items, but it will also activate the wash in the areas most prone to bacteria i.e. stinky arm pit area ;)
Most Oder-causing bacteria comes from the sweat and dead skin cells that rub off from your skin onto your activewear, turning the items inside out will give them a more thorough and direct clean.
Wash in cold water as high heat can break down the elasticity and stretchy textiles of the garments leading to shrinkage and a shorter lifespan for your Awsum clothes. If you have to wash in warm water wash no higher than 40°C.
Do not wash any active-ware fabrics in any fabric conditioner/softener or bleach as this will clog the pores of the technical fabric and will prevent the garment from ‘wicking’ the sweat away from your skin i.e. its breathability.
The only detergent that can be used is special sport detergent formulated with natural odour fighters to deep clean moisture wicking fabrics and synthetic materials.
In general wash in a machine on a cold wash with like colours.
Ideally do not machine/tumble dry, just like hot water can hinder the longevity of your active-ware so can high temperature drying heat.
We also recommend that you place your apparel in a garment bag to protect it from snags caused by Velcro®, eye hooks, or other sharp/rough objects and materials that can be found on other clothing.
If you have to tumble dry use the absolute lowest setting, and never use dryer sheets.
Stay Fresh, Stay Awsum