How to Wash and Care for Your Gym Clothes

How to Wash and Care for Your Gym Clothes

Investing in high-quality gym clothes not only enhances your workout experience but also boosts your confidence. To make sure that your gym clothes stay in top-notch condition proper care is essential. In this guide, we'll delve into the nitty-gritty of washing and caring for your gym clothes, covering everything from effective washing techniques to the benefits of using sports laundry detergent.

How to wash gym clothes

Optimal Water Temperature:

Choosing the right water temperature is vital for preserving the integrity of your gym clothes. Cold water is generally recommended for activewear, as it helps prevent shrinkage and colour fading. Hot water can break down elastic fibres, compromising the garment's stretch and fit.

Gentle Detergent Selection:

Selecting the appropriate detergent is crucial in maintaining the longevity of your gym clothes. Opt for a sports laundry detergent that is designed to tackle tough odours and stains while being gentle on technical fabrics. Our Sportswear Detergent is scented with lime, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemongrass, this fresh scent invigorates the material and helps remove any remaining sweat odours. Plus, the high alkaline mixture of the sportswear detergent is super effective at fighting stains!


Another tip while washing is to avoid using fabric softeners, as they can leave a residue that hinders the moisture-wicking properties of your activewear.

Sports laundry detergent

Machine Washing Guidelines:

When loading your gym clothes into the washing machine, turn your activewear inside out to minimize friction and pilling during the wash. Then, use a gentle cycle to minimize friction, and skip the fabric softener, as it can diminish the moisture-wicking capabilities of your activewear.

If The Stain Isn’t Lifting: 

Active lifestyles often lead to sweaty workouts, and stubborn stains can become a common issue. While the sportswear detergent is super effective at removing stains, sometimes those stains are extra stubborn. For these moments, use a mild stain remover, such as our Tough Love Stain Remover and follow our how to use instructions here. 

Stain remover


Drying Techniques:

Air-drying is the preferred method for gym clothes. Lay your activewear flat on a clean, dry towel or hang them on a clothesline. Avoid direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can fade colours.

Storage Tips:

Proper storage is often overlooked but plays a significant role in preserving the quality of your gym clothes. Ensure that your activewear is completely dry before storing it to prevent mould and mildew growth. To avoid extra smelly gym clothes, do not leave them in your gym bag for an extended period.

Plus, if your gym clothes smell and look like they were barely worn, you can give it a spritz with our deodorising Clothing Spritz instead of putting them through another wash. Scented with White Tea and Mint, this gets rid of lingering odours on your gym gear and the natural antibacterial helps remove impurities.

Dry clean spray for clothes

Caring for your gym clothes is not only about cleanliness but also about preserving their performance and longevity. Just remember to choose a sports laundry detergent specifically designed for activewear to maximize the benefits of your washing routine. By following these tips on sorting, pre-treating, washing, and storing your activewear, you'll ensure that your gym clothes stay in top-notch condition, ready to accompany you on countless successful workouts


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