Caring for your activewear


We want you to have the freedom to treat your clothes with the same tough love you give your workouts.

Here are some tips to get the longest life out of your garment:
 

GENERAL CARE

BEST BET: 

Check the care and content label. This label has garment specific information on how to care for your gear.

WHEN IN DOUBT:

If you're rushing off to your class, machine wash your garments in cold water and tumble dry on low.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICE

COLD WASH/AIR DRY: 

Machine wash in cold water and air dry (and we don't mean the setting on your dryer). This will help to protect the life of the fibre and the shape of your garment.
  

TAKING CARE OF BRIGHT COLOURS

Keep it light and bright. To care for your bright coloured gear, we suggest that you:

  • Wash bright colours alone before you wear them.
  • Wash according to care instructions (in most cases that will be cold wash/tumble dry).
  • Continue washing bright coloured gear with similar colours.
  • When wet, keep bright coloured gear away from other fabrics.

 

OTHER TIPS TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR GARMENTS 

LIKE WITH LIKE:

Turn your gear inside out and wash it with other synthetic fabrics (e.g., Luxtreme, nylon, etc.) and avoid anything abrasive, such as denim or garments with Velcro® or zippers. These can be harmful, especially in a repetitive motion like in a washer or dryer.

AVOID MIXING LUON WITH COTTON: 

Wash your luon separate from your hoodies and towels. We know that cotton fluff (especially from towels) gets attached to luon.

LUON AND FABRIC SOFTENER DON’T MIX: 

Avoid using fabric softener because it coats the technical fabric and inhibits its wicking capabilities.

 

HOW TO WASH DIFFERENT FABRICS

LUON, SWIFT AND SILVERESCENT FAMILIES

  • Cold wash/warm dry.

NATURAL BLEND FAMILY

  • Cold wash/warm dry.

EXCEPTIONS:

  • Merino Wool, Boolux and Cashlux – cold wash/ lay flat to dry.

OUTERWEAR FAMILY

  • Cold wash/hang to dry.
  • Close all zipper and Velcro® closures.
  • Use the least amount of detergent possible to clean it effectively (leftover detergent may inhibit the water-repellency).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eek! I used fabric softener with my luon, is it ruined?

No. The fabric softener clogs the pores of the technical fabrics, so it makes the fabric not wick away sweat as well. Wash your items again (without the fabric softener) and they should return to their normal wicking level as the softener is washed away.

Do I need to take the cups out of my sports bra to wash it?

We find that removing cups when washing our sports bras helps them to keep their shape. To wash the cups, hand-wash them in cool or warm water and lay them flat to dry.

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, send us an email at emma@hale.yoga