Our garments are engineered to work hard in your workouts, but be simple to care for too. And besides, we know you’ve got better things to do than laundry! We’re also mindful of the impact that keeping your Activewear ‘fresh’ can have on the environment. So, our care instructions are as eco-friendly as possible. Check out the individual care label for the deets, as they do vary between styles.
But here are the basics:
Cold wash with same colours
Air or line dry in the shade, no-no to the tumble dryer (better for the environment and saves power too) and YES to wash bags*
*Why? Wash bags prolong the life of your Activewear and keep them in the best shape possible. They also reduce stray fibres from shedding in the wash and making their way into waterways (and we don’t want that!)
While the vibrancy of some bright colours and fluros may fade over time, keep your colours as bright as bright by pre-washing in cold water with a teaspoon of salt. Because who doesn’t look and feel extra fabulous after a refreshing splash in salt water?
Thermal garments are a little different from your regular Active pieces and because of this they require some extra care when washing.
To keep you warm our thermal garments have a brushed fleece finish that sits against your skin, so like all brushed fleece it can be prone to pilling when rubbing occurs either when wearing or in the wash. We want you to know that pilling is not a fabric defect or fault, but a normal occurrence caused by everyday wear and tear of fleece garments and does not affect the durability or functionality of the fabric.
It is important to us that your thermal pieces last as long and look as good as the rest of your Lorna Jane garments so we have outlined below the best way to take care of them.
Washing Instructions: Use cold water to hand-wash with mild detergent or select delicate settings on your washing machine. Turn your garments inside out and always use a wash bag.
Laundry to Dry: Please machine spin on gentle and then hang dry or dry flat in the shade.
Limit Friction: Please try to avoid friction on your thermal pieces e.g. wearing backpacks, sliding on the floor, crawling on your knees, sitting on rough surfaces, or rubbing stains - as these can cause pilling.
Laundry Detergent & Softeners: Choose a milk laundry detergent for brushed fabrics to retain the softness of the yarn and reduce peeling caused by friction.
If Pilling Occurs: Use a good quality fabric shaver on the surface of the fabric to remove any pilling.
Wash bags prolong the life of your Activewear. They prevent any stray fibres from "fluffy" items in the rest of your wash attaching themselves to your technical fabrics and they stop your bra straps and clasps getting tangled with other items in the wash. They also reduce stray fibres from shedding and making their way into our precious waterways.