We go the extra step to buy higher quality fabrics and work relentlessly on the construction of our swimsuits from our company.
It is a labor of love and an evolving process, as we learn from you-our customer- we continue to create better products.
Your swimsuit does require specific care to ensure it’s longevity. Here are a few tips for 2011:
#1 The most important: IMMEDIATELY after wear, gently ring out, and hang to dry. It is kind of funny…we have had a lot of women fess up that it was common for them to roll their suit in a towel, and leave it in the towel, in their hot car, or trunk of car, for a few hours or all day. The best piece of advice I can give is to hang it, even drape over the front seat, or hang it from the hooks where hangers for clothes are in your car.
As soon as the suit comes off of your body the suit needs to breathe, and dry. (HINT do not use the swimsuit dryer in the locker rooms either…they should be renamed Fabric Destroyer!)
#2 The suit does not have to be put in the wash machine. The reality is: if you do not plan on standing next to the wash machine the exact moment the spin cycle is done to remove your swimsuit, then don’t bother putting it through. You can wash it, but again, relating to Tip #1, DO NOT LEAVE IT WET OR DAMP FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME, it is imperative it is not damp…here is why: a damp swimsuit in a dark loaded wash machine is the perfect set up for both mold growth and the start of the elastomera (elastic) fibers to be “eaten away” therefore already starting the decaying process of your suit.
#3 Do not put in dryer. Elastic fibers cannot withstand the heat of the dryer and they do melt, and could dry/crack. A medium lit area to hang your suits to dry without extraneous amounts of sunlight or heat is best.
#4 Keep suit from fading by not leaving it in direct sunlight to dry……just like a colored cotton t-shirt hung out on the line in direct sunlight, swimsuit fabric will fade (some fabrics especially if it has a higher fabric content of polyester will be a little more tolerant to fading) the best place is a cool place out of direct sunlight.
#5 It is not necessary to use powerful soaps to wash and rinse your suit. Bleach will destroy a swimsuit instantly. The nylon/polyester/cotton and elastic fibers can not survive bleach. At swim practice a lot of girls while shampooing hair will rinse down our suits with general bath soap or shampoo, and this is plenty sufficient.
#5.5 Care while you wear: care for your suit also means do your best to not sit on concrete or any rough surfaces while you are wearing it. Some fabrics can withstand the “rubbing” against the fabric, and some cannot, it will serve you better to just assume that you will just take that little extra precautionary step for again, your benefit, to keep your suit at it’s best for as long as you can.
If you have any other fit, wear, or care questions, let us know!