Have you ever wondered: What is the best detergent for your sportswear? Should you wash your cycling shorts in the machine or hand wash them? Can you use fabric softener on your cycling kit?
Stolen Goat x Clothes Doctor
We've teamed up to share our top tips for taking care of your sports kit:
There's more to it! Just keep reading the full article here to find out how to remove bike grease from your cycling clothes, how best to wash your cycling shorts, and much more!
How To Repair Damaged Sports Kit
Sportswear is usually designed for high-intensity activities such as cycling, running, or gym workouts, and so even the most durable items can get damaged over time by use and frequent washing.
The most common damage we encounter which can be repaired or replaced invisibly is:
- Broken zips on jackets
- Replacing elastic
- Worn out velcro
- Ripped seams
There is also a very common request which is for visible patching to repair damaged kit, often after a fall off a bike, or a tear in a sailing or ski jacket.
Velcro and zippers roughen up your sportswear during washing and can pull on threads; hiking with backpacks or rucksacks can roughen the surface of your garments, and tears and holes can appear from unexpected falls.
From zip replacements, new cuffs, to tear repairs and stain removal, our expert team of seamstress always work with sustainability and longevity in mind. Using fabric off-cuts for repairs wherever possible, we make sure your garment will look (and feel) as good as new and ready to be enjoyed for many more happy miles. Simply request a quote and make your clothes last longer!