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The Dos and Don'ts for Washing your Active Wear

Maintaining your active wear properly is essential to keeping it looking and performing its best. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out, following these dos and don'ts of washing and caring for your sportswear can help you get the most out of your gear.


The Dos:              

  • Read the care label before washing

Always check the care label on your active wear before washing it. The label will provide specific instructions for washing and drying, and it's important to follow them to avoid damaging the fabric. Some sportswear requires special attention, such as hand washing or avoiding certain types of detergents. If you're not sure about how to care for a particular piece of active wear, reach out to the seller’s website for guidance.

  • Separate by color

When washing your active wear, it's best to separate dark and light colors to avoid color bleeding. This is especially important for brightly colored or patterned sportswear. Color bleeding can not only ruin the look of your gear, but it can also stain other clothing items in the same load. Additionally, separating your clothes by color can help prevent fabric damage caused by abrasive zippers or buttons.

  • Use cold water

Cold water is best for washing active wear, as hot water can damage the fabric and cause it to lose its shape. High temperatures can also weaken the elastic in the fabric, leading to sagging and stretching. Cold water is gentler on the fabric and helps to preserve its integrity. It's also a good idea to use a gentle cycle and avoid using harsh detergents or bleach, as they can strip away moisture-wicking properties and reduce breathability.

  • Use a mild detergent

Choose a mild detergent specifically designed for sportswear. Harsh detergents and fabric softeners can leave a residue on your gear, clogging the fibers and reducing breathability. Look for detergents that are free from fragrances, dyes, and harsh chemicals, as these can cause skin irritation and allergies. If you're dealing with particularly tough stains, pre-treating them with a stain remover can help to break down the stain before washing.

  • Hang dry

To avoid shrinking or damaging your active wear, it's best to hang dry it instead of using a dryer. The high heat and tumbling action of a dryer can weaken the fibers in the fabric and lead to pilling, fading, and stretching. Tumble-drying on high heat for a prolonged period can cause irreparable damage to your gear, so it's best to avoid it altogether. 


  • Store properly

When not in use, store your active wear in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. Additionally, be sure to store your gear in a way that allows it to maintain its shape. Folding or rolling your gear can lead to creases and wrinkles that are difficult to remove and can also cause the elastic to become distorted.

  • Use steam iron

Make sure to use steam iron instead of normal iron so that the material and fabric are maintained, and the product can be used for a longer period. This would also get rid of the wrinkles on the product if any.   



The Don'ts:                                

  • Don't use fabric soften
Fabric softeners can leave a residue on your active wear, reducing its breathability and performance. Instead, choose a mild detergent specifically designed for sportswear. Fabric softeners contain chemicals that can clog the fibers of your gear, preventing moisture-wicking properties from working properly. They can also cause skin irritation and allergies in some people.


    • Don't wash with towels
    Towels can be rough on active wear, causing pilling and damage to the fabric. Instead, wash your gear separately from towels and other rough materials. If you must wash your gear with other clothing items, be sure to use a laundry bag.


      • Don’t iron on the logo
      Avoid ironing the parts where the brand logo and name are mentioned as most of them are made of rubber, ironing will cause them to melt and damage.


        In conclusion, properly washing and caring for your active wear is essential to keep it looking and performing its best. By following these dos and don'ts, you can ensure that your gear lasts longer and continues to provide you with the comfort and performance you need during workouts and sports activities. Remember to always check the care label, use cold water and a mild detergent, and avoid fabric softeners and rough materials. By taking good care of your sportswear, you'll be able to enjoy it for years to come.



        This article is written by Vikky Chandnani (Truerevo Editorial Team). TRUEREVO is an award-winning functional sportswear brand that makes unique products for men & women focused on running, training & sports. Check it out at

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