We would always recommend that you follow the care information from the product supplier, but sometimes the labels may fade due to the chlorine in swimming pools after a few wears.
If this is the case, we have put together some washing guidelines that will help you to care for your swimwear in order to extend its life.
Most fashion swimwear has a content of elastane. Elastane is a yarn that makes the swimwear stretchy and clingy. Unfortunately, this yarn will degrade and lose its properties when it is subjected to chlorine, sunlight, salt water, perspiration and even the oils in sun creams. This degeneration in the fibre can cause your garment to appear yellow or the fibres to disintegrate. In order to extend the life of your swimwear, it is essential that you care for it correctly.
Do's & Don'ts
Hot tubs and Jacuzzi pools have high chlorine content so avoid wearing your favourite swimsuit in these, as the chlorine may fade colours and damage the fibres.
Some own brand swimwear may contain rubber latex within the elastics, however this is usually covered with fabric. We would recommend that allergy sufferers take care with this type of product, as we cannot guarantee that it will not come into direct contact with the skin.
You should aim to machine wash your swimwear on a gentle cycle after every three or four wears. This will help remove a lot more of the chlorine, sand, salt and sweat than can be removed by hand washing. We recommend that you put your swimsuit in a mesh lingerie bag during washing.
TOP TIP: Remove sand from your swimwear before machine washing. When your swimwear is dry, gently stretch and flick the garment and the sand will easily fall away.