Technical and sports clothing is designed to offer superior performance during physical activity, but to maintain its characteristics, it is essential to follow some precautions during washing. Here are some practical tips to take the best care of your technical garments:

1. Read the Label

Each garment comes with specific instructions provided by the manufacturer. Following the label instructions is the first step to avoiding damage and maintaining the performance of the fabrics. 

2. Machine Washing

It is perfectly fine to wash technical and sports clothing in a washing machine. However, it is important to choose a delicate cycle or one specific for sportswear. Use cold or lukewarm water (never very hot) to avoid damaging the technical fabrics. A spin cycle at the end of washing is okay but should not be overly intense.

3. Specific detergents

Use high-quality or specific detergents for sportswear. Avoid using fabric softeners, bleach, or aggressive chemical products that can damage the fibers and reduce the effectiveness of technical treatments like waterproofing.

4. Avoid Fabric Softener

Fabric softeners can leave residues that hinder breathability and sweat absorption. If you want a softening effect, you can add a bit of white vinegar during the rinse cycle.

5. Do not Overload the Washing Machine

Make sure the garments have enough space to move freely. Overloading can cause friction and premature wear of the fabrics. 

6. Close Zippers and Velcro

Before washing, close all zippers, buttons, and Velcro to prevent the garments from damaging each other.

7. Drying

It is generally possible to dry technical garments using a dryer. However, be careful to avoid excessive or prolonged heat that could ruin the technical fabrics. Choose a drying program with cool or lukewarm air. 

8. Do not Iron

Most technical garments do not need to be ironed. The heat from the iron can damage synthetic fibers. If absolutely necessary, use the iron at a very low temperature and protect the fabric with a cloth.

9. Frequent Washing

Sportswear tends to accumulate sweat and bacteria, so it is important to wash it after each use. This helps keep the garments fresh and prevents bad odors.

10. Stain Removal

For stubborn stains, pretreat the garment with a specific detergent or a bit of Marseille soap before washing. Let the product sit for a few minutes before proceeding with the wash.