Our pieces are designed to last and with a little care, you can extend the lifespan of your 1Ō8 SPORTIF Activewear even further. Given our obsession with wearing activewear, we’re also mindful of the impact that keeping them ‘fresh’ can have on our environment. So, our care instructions are as eco-friendly as possible.
WASH AFTER YOU WEAR
The more you wear your activewear, the more sweat and body oils accumulate. Try to wash your activewear after 1-2 wears and if you can’t get them into the wash right away, let the sweat dry before throwing them in the hamper to prevent mould or bacteria growing on them.
KEEP IT ECO
Where possible opt for an environmentally friendly mild detergent to wash your activewear. Good for your clothes and the planet.
To prevent your activewear from fading we recommend washing them inside out in cold water on a gentle cycle on their own for this first wash. The cold water helps preserve the shape and stretch of your activewear.
WASH WITH LIKE COLOURS
After the first wash, wash your activewear with like colours to prevent any dye transfer.
WASH FULL LOADS
A typical wash cycle uses 60L of water. Where possible, wait till you have a full load to wash. It saves energy and your water consumption.
USE A LAUNDRY WASH BAG
With each wash, countless plastic microfibres make their way from our washing machines into rivers and oceans. The Guppyfriend Washing Bag is a patented solution, that filters out the tiniest microfibres released from textiles during washing. The self-cleaning fabric bag is made of a specially designed micro-filter material. Simply collect the fibres and dispose of them properly.
SKIP FABRIC SOFTENER
Fabric softeners are not recommended as they can damage the elastic fibres in the fabric and can degrade the sweat wicking properties of your activewear.
Air or line dry in the shade, it’s better for your clothes and the environment. Avoid tumble drying, this can damage and shrink the fabric, it also uses a lot of excess energy.