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    You've just put on your favorite sports bra and leggings, but suddenly you notice a small tear in the fabric. What can you do to prevent this from happening again?

    There are a few simple ways to keep your sportswear in great shape. We'll share four of our favorites with you in this post.

    By following these tips, you'll be able to wear your sportswear for longer and avoid the need to replace it as often.

    How Often Should You Wash Your Sportswear ?

    You might be asking yourself, "How often should I wash my sportswear?" and "Do I need to wash my workout leggings every day?" Let's get to the bottom of it.

    You should wash your sportswear after every use to get rid of sweat, bacteria and dirt. This will help to prevent the growth of bacteria and keep your clothes smelling fresh.

    It's also a good idea to wash your sportswear in between uses if you're working out in a dirty environment, or if you've been sweating a lot. Bacteria can cause skin irritation and odor, so it's important to take these simple precautions to keep your clothes in great shape.

    You can machine wash on gentle cycle, most of your sports clothes, but you should avoid using fabric softener, as it can affect the absorbency of the fabric. It's also important to air-dry sportswear wherever possible, as high temperatures can damage the fabric and lead to shrinkage.

    Workout Leggings: Do They Need to Be Washed Everyday ?

    The answer to this question is a little bit complicated. It really depends on how active you are and how sweaty your leggings get. If you're just going for a light jog or working out at the gym, then you probably don't need to wash them everyday. But if you're doing intense treadmill cardio or running outdoors, then you should probably wash them after every wear.

    The good news is that most workout leggings can be machine-washed and dried, so they're easy to care for. Just make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions, and avoid using fabric softener or bleach.

    Will Sweat Affect The Amount Of Bacteria In Your Workout Clothes ?

    Yes, sweat will affect the number of bacteria in your workout clothes. In fact, sweat is one of the main ways that bacteria spreads and grows. That's why it's so important to wash your clothes after every use—not only to get rid of the bacteria, but also to remove the odor caused by sweat.

    Your guide to laundry and odour control

    You can also help to reduce the amount of bacteria in your clothes by using a disinfectant spray or wipe before you work out. This will help to manage bacteria that may be present on the fabric.

    Is It Safe To Machine Wash Sports Bras ?

    Yes, it is safe to machine wash your sports bra. In fact, it's important to wash it regularly to keep it in good condition. Make sure to use a mild detergent and avoid bleach and fabric softeners, as they can damage the fabric and affect the support of the bra. You can machine wash your sports bra on the delicate cycle.

    No, you should not add fabric softener to your sportswear. In fact, you should avoid using fabric softener on any of your clothes, as it can cause them to wear out faster. Fabric softener leaves a waxy coating on clothes that can make them less absorbent and more likely to stain. It can also cause static cling and make clothes less comfortable to wear.

    It is best to hand wash your sports bra in cold water, then dry outside away from sunlight. This method will preserve the material and shape for longer.

    Sports Bras

    What Is The Best Method For Drying Sportswear?

    As with all clothes, it's important to dry your sportswear properly to avoid shrinking and stretching. Here are a few tips:

    - Never put your clothes in the dryer. The heat can damage the fabric and make them shrink.

    - Hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area. This will help them to dry quickly and prevent the formation of mildew.

    - Avoid drying them in direct sunlight, as this can cause the colors to fade.

    Is It Best To Fold Or Hang Activewear Tops and Leggings ?

    There are a few different ways you can store your activewear tops and workout leggings. You can fold them, hang them or roll them up. But which is the best way?

    Well, that depends on a few things. If you have a lot of space to store your clothes, then hanging them is the best option. It will help them to keep their shape and stop them from getting creased or stretched out. However, if you're short on space, then folding them is the best option. Just make sure you fold them in the right way so they don't get creased.

    Another option is to roll them up. This is a good option if you want to save space or if you're going on holiday. Just make sure they're not too tight as this can damage the fabric.

    Keeping Your Sportswear Looking And Feeling Great

    • wash your sportswear on a gentle cycle or hand wash in cold water.
    • use good energy rating washing machines to save water.
    • purchase plant based detergents.
    • never use bleach or place in the dryer.
    • hang or flat lay to dry, away from sunlight.
    • store in a cool dry place.

    In Summary

    There are a few simple things you can do to keep your sportswear looking and feeling great.

    1. Always wash your sportswear after each use. This will help get rid of sweat and bacteria, and will keep your clothes smelling fresh.

    2. Hang your clothes to dry instead of putting them in the dryer. This will help them last longer.

    3. Don't bleach your clothes – this can damage the fabric and make them less durable.

    4. Store your clothes in a cool, dry place when they're not in use. This will help prevent them from shrinking or becoming misshapen.

    You love to work out, and you love your sportswear. That's why you need to know how to take care of it so it lasts as long as possible.


    Here are four tips for keeping your sportswear looking and feeling great.

    1. Wash it on a gentle cycle, using cold water and a mild detergent.

    2. Hang it to dry away from sunlight..

    3. Don't bleach it or put it in the dryer.

    4. Store it in a cool, dry place when not in use.


      What do you use activewear for?

      High impact exercises, yoga, walking, indoors or outdoors, do you live in warm or cool climates, do you sweat easily, or do you simply enjoy wearing active wear all the time?

      Spandex and Lycra

      • My favorite! It’s soft, expands and recoils to your shape, provides support, allows freedom of movement, breathable, moisture wicking, cooler fabric, and dries quickly. 
      • Can be machine washable on gentle cycle, avoid chlorine bleach and line dry.


        Plus size leggings and pants from XL to 6XL. Browse plus size options at Revive Wear Australia.

         Workout Leggings


        • Durable, stain resistant, wrinkle resistant, lightweight, breathable, and repels UV rays.  But polyester is not quick drying and fosters bacterial growth.
        • Machine washable, tumble dry, will not shrink on low heat.


         High quality and Australian made soft cotton and low round neck t-shirts for women.

        Cotton Comfort Round Neck Tee 

        • Good for low impact workouts. Warm material, sturdy, breathes well, absorbs moisture - but doesn’t necessarily pull moisture away from the skin.
        • To prevent shrinkage do not wash in high degrees. Avoid tumble drying.
        • Turn your clothes inside out to prevent colors fading when line drying.





              Thanks to:

              Laundry hygiene and odour control

              High intensity treadmill workouts


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