So you've dished out the big bucks and bought yourself a new Sports Bra. To ensure you get your monies worth you need to look after it.
- Step 1: Close the clasp of the bra. If you leave the clasp open the little hooks have a tendency to get caught in the fabric of the bra or on other items in the wash. Close up all velcro straps and zips as well.
Step 2: Check the sewn in garment label for care information, sometimes this information is also printed directly onto the bra fabric. Always follow the care instructions for best results. We recommend to hand wash all bras in cold water.
Step 3: If machine washing: use a lingerie bag. Lingerie bags are made of net fabric and usually have a zipper to close the bag. The use of a lingerie bag will prevent snagging and you can wash the bra with other items in your washing machine.
Step 4: Wash the bra in cold water on the delicate cycle in the washing machine. When you wash the bra with other items, make sure the colours of the other items are compatible. In addition, pay attention to the fabric weight. Wash the bra with items that have a similar fabric weight. Do not wash a bra with towels and jeans since they are much heavier than a bra.
Step 5: Remove the bra from the lingerie bag and open up the clasp. If the bra is molded or padded, reshape the bra to its original shape.
Step 6: No matter if you hand wash or machine wash, always hang the bra on a rack or clothes line to air dry. Never put a bra in the dryer, since the heat of the dryer will damage the elastic fabrics in a bra.