The Laundress – Activewear Cleaning Tips



If you’ve been hitting the pavement again and/or are tentatively planning on an active summer – from yoga, to hiking, swimming, and more, The Laundress shares cleansing tips on how to keep your fitness gear looking and smelling fresh!

Here are their tips:

Kickoff the clean by pretreating and presoaking

Pretreat performance wear before each wash. Target underarm areas, thin straps, and underwire of sports bras and tank tops with The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar to remove buildup and perspiration stains. To banish unwanted odors that present themselves post-workout, simply presoak the item in a bath of cool water and two capfuls of The Laundress Scented Vinegar. Leave to soak for at least 30 minutes.

Toss activewear into the washing machine

Don’t jump the gun! Before tossing into the washing machine, insert into a Laundress Mesh Washing Bag to protect the garments throughout the wash cycle. Add the appropriate amount of The Laundress Sport Detergent to the detergent dispense or machine drum. Select the normal cycle and cool water.

Or hand off to The Laundress Wash Tub Basin for handwashing

Handwashing is the gentlest way to wash items and increases the longevity of textiles by preserving fibers and detailing. When handwashing activewear, simply prepare a bath of cool water and add two capfuls of The Laundress Sport Detergent. Gently agitate the water so that the item is evenly soaped and leave to sit for at least 30 minutes.

Get clothing dry, then game over

Always air dry activewear! The high heat of the dryer will reduce the elasticity of beloved spandex and lead to the fabric’s degradation.

Freshen before and after you reach the finish line

Spritz smelly tennis shoes, yoga mats, and accessories with The Laundress Sport Spray to leave behind the fresh, crisp scent of leafy greens, orange, rose, and eucalyptus. The spray’s antibacterial properties are an added bonus!

The Laundress Product of Perfection

The Laundress Sport Detergent is uniquely formulated to remove perspiration, body odors, and stains from moisture-wicking performance fabrics, like nylon, spandex, cotton and synthetics. It is designed to increase the freshness and longevity of your best performance pieces.


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