How to Wash Joggers: A Complete Guide to Keeping Your Favorite Athleisure Clean and Fresh

In this blog we will provide you with a complete guide on how to wash joggers. Joggers have become a staple in modern fashion, offering both style and comfort. Whether you wear them for your morning jog, running errands, or lounging around the house, they need to be cleaned regularly to maintain their quality and appearance. But washing joggers isn’t as simple as throwing them in the washing machine. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to wash joggers, including the dos and don’ts, materials, and techniques to ensure your favorite pair of athleisure stays fresh and clean.

Machiel
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16-04-2023

Introduction

Joggers have quickly become a must-have item in any wardrobe. They offer a level of comfort and style that is unmatched by other athleisure pieces. But with frequent use, they can accumulate sweat, dirt, and odors that require regular cleaning. In this article, we’ll provide a complete guide to washing joggers, including the best practices for different materials, techniques, and tips to keep them fresh and clean.

Understanding Joggers Material

The first step in properly washing joggers is to understand the material they are made of. Most joggers are made of either cotton, polyester, or a blend of both. TALL TAILORS provides joggers which are made of 100% organic cotton. It’s important to know the type of material to prevent damaging the fabric during washing. Cotton is a natural fabric that is breathable and comfortable, but it is prone to shrinking. Polyester is synthetic and durable, but it can hold onto odors and stains. Most joggers are a blend of these two materials, offering the best of both worlds.

Dos and Don’ts of Washing Joggers

Before we dive into the washing techniques, here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind when washing joggers:

Dos
  • Read the care label on your joggers to determine the appropriate washing instructions.
  • Wash joggers separately to prevent colors from bleeding onto other fabrics.
  • Wash joggers in cold water to prevent shrinkage and color fading.
  • Use a gentle detergent to prevent damage to the fabric.
  • Turn joggers inside out before washing to prevent color fading and protect any prints or appliques.
  • Hang dry joggers to prevent shrinkage and to maintain their shape.
Don’ts
  • Don’t wash joggers in hot water, as it can cause shrinking and damage to the fabric.
  • Don’t use bleach or fabric softener, as it can damage the fabric and cause discoloration.
  • Don’t tumble dry joggers on high heat, as it can cause shrinkage and damage to the fabric.
  • Don’t iron joggers on high heat, as it can damage the fabric and any prints or appliques.

How to Hand Wash Joggers

Hand washing joggers is a gentle and effective way to clean them, especially if they have any delicate prints or appliques. Here’s how to hand wash joggers:

  1. Fill a sink or bucket with cold water and add a small amount of gentle detergent.
  2. Turn joggers inside out and submerge them in the water, gently rubbing the fabric to remove any dirt or stains.
  3. Rinse joggers thoroughly with cold water to remove any detergent residue.
  4. Gently squeeze out excess water from the joggers, being careful not to wrinkle the pants in the process.
  5. Lay joggers flat on a clean towel and roll up the towel to remove excess water.
  6. Hang joggers to air dry, avoiding direct sunlight or heat sources.

How to Machine Wash Joggers

Machine washing joggers is a convenient and efficient way to clean them. Here’s how to machine wash joggers:

  1. Turn joggers inside out and place them in a mesh laundry bag to prevent snagging or stretching.
  2. Set the washing machine to the delicate cycle and use cold water.
  3. Add a small amount of gentle detergent and start the washing machine.
  4. Once the cycle is complete, remove joggers from the mesh laundry bag.
  5. Hang joggers to air dry, avoiding direct sunlight or heat sources.

How to Dry Joggers

Properly drying joggers is important to prevent shrinkage and maintain their shape. Here’s how to dry joggers:

  1. Hang joggers on a clothesline or hanger to air dry.
  2. Avoid using a dryer, as the high heat can cause shrinkage and damage to the fabric.
  3. If you must use a dryer, set it to the lowest heat setting and remove joggers while they are still slightly damp.
  4. Lay joggers flat on a clean towel to air dry completely.

How to Iron Joggers

Ironing joggers isn’t necessary, but it can help to remove any wrinkles or creases. Here’s how to iron joggers:

  1. Turn joggers inside out and set the iron to the lowest heat setting.
  2. Place a clean towel over the joggers and gently iron over the towel to avoid direct heat on the fabric.
  3. Iron any areas with wrinkles or creases, being careful not to iron over any prints or appliques.

Storing Your Joggers

Storing your joggers properly can help to prevent damage and maintain their quality. Here are some tips for storing joggers:

  1. Fold joggers neatly and place them in a drawer or on a shelf.
  2. Avoid hanging joggers for extended periods, as it can cause stretching or misshaping.
  3. Keep joggers in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat sources.

Tips for Keeping Your Joggers Clean and Fresh

Here are some additional tips for keeping your joggers clean and fresh:

  1. Don’t wear joggers for extended periods without washing them, as sweat and bacteria can accumulate and cause odors.
  2. Treat any stains or spills immediately to prevent them from setting in.
  3. Avoid using fabric softener, as it can leave a residue on the fabric and cause discoloration.
  4. Wash joggers after each use if you wear them for exercise or sweat heavily.
  5. Consider using a stain remover or odor neutralizer to keep your joggers looking and smelling fresh.

Conclusion

Joggers are a versatile and comfortable piece of athleisure that requires regular cleaning to maintain their quality and appearance. By following the dos and don’ts, understanding the materials, and using proper washing techniques, you can keep your favorite pair of joggers looking and feeling great for longer. Remember to store them properly and follow our tips for keeping them clean and fresh.

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