Make your swimwear last

Swimwear does a lot, it lies in the sun, gets dipped in chlorine, baved in salt water, flung to the bottom of your lunage. Treat it with a little bit of care and it will go a long way. Do it for your wallet but also for the environment making sure your favorite pieces stand the test of time.

  1. Rise your swimwear in cold water if you are about to get into a pool. This provides it with a bit of a block stopping some of the chlorine from affecting it.

  2. Once again rinse it again by hand in cold water. You can wash it with natural soap if you spent a particularly long time in the water. If you have time to allow the suit to soak in cool water for 30 minutes, that is even better for the fabric. The soak will remove most of the chemicals, salt, sand, and body oil that can damage the fabric.

  3. Dry your swimwear naturally in the shade or inside. Try and avoid direct sunlight where you can the UV rays from the sun can both fade and break down the fibers in your suit. Never use an automatic clothes dryer.

  4. Be cautious in spas or heated pools as these have extra chemicals in and so can shorten the life of your swimwear

  5. Sunbathe first, then swim. If you plan to sunbathe after swimming, change into a dry swimsuit. The combination of chlorine from the pool, body perspiration, and suncream are the most damaging to the fabric of a swimsuit.

  6. Avoid leaving your swimwear rolled up in the towel after use – this allows the chlorine to have more time in the fabric and also allows bacteria to breed. Don’t ring it either, leave the custom flat on a clean towel for the best results.

  7. Do not use an iron as the high temperatures can cause your swimsuit to disintegrate – if you want to get rid of any wrinkles, rinse in water again and the creases should fall out.

  8. Try to avoid wearing the same swimsuit more than once in 24 hours. Because Spandex is a memory yarn your swimwear will need 24 hours to dry and go back to its original shape. This will stop your costume from bagging and stretching. If you swim regularly and find your swimsuit is not dry before your next swim, we recommend buying a second costume so you always have one ready.

  9. Hot tubs are extremely hard on your swimming costume, the bromine and extreme temperatures will fade and stretch your suit faster than anything else. 

  10. Don’t hang a swimsuit on a metal rod to dry. Hanging can alter the shape of the garment, while the metal rod could leave a rust mark that’s impossible to get out.