care instructions

We want you to have the freedom to treat your clothes with the same tough love you give at practice and at games. Here are some tips to get the longest life out of your garment:

general care

  • best bet: check the care and content label. This label has garment specific information on how to care for your ivivva wear.
  • when in doubt: if you're rushing off to your practice, machine wash your garments in cold water and tumble dry on low.

environmental best practice

  • cold wash/air dry: machine wash in cold water and air dry. This will help to protect the life of the LYCRA® fibre and the shape of your garment.
  • our footprint: almost 60 per cent of our total water impact and 20 per cent of our total carbon emissions occurs when we launder our garments. Cold wash and air dry your gear if you want to show the earth a little love.

taking care of bright colours

Keep it light and bright. To care for your bright-coloured gear, we suggest that you:

  • wash bright colours alone before you wear them
  • wash according to care instructions (in most cases that will be cold wash/air or tumble dry)
  • continue washing bright-coloured gear with similar colours
  • when sweaty, keep bright-coloured gear away from other fabrics

other tips to extend the life of your garments

  • like with like: turn your gear inside-out and wash it with other synthetic fabrics (e.g., Luxtreme®, nylon, etc.). Avoid washing with anything abrasive, such as denim or garments with Velcro® or zippers. These can be harmful, especially in a repetitive motion like in a washer or dryer.
  • avoid mixing Luon® with cotton: wash your Luon® separate from your hoodies and towels. We know that cotton fluff (especially from towels) gets attached to Luon®.
  • Luon® and fabric softener don't mix: avoid using fabric softener because it coats the technical fabric and inhibits its wicking abilities.
  • sweater knits: cold wash and lay flat to dry. Avoid hanging the garment because it will stretch its shape. Do not wash with sharp or rough trims like zippers, metal embellishments or Velcro® to prevent snagging.
  • LYCRA®: machine cold wash gear that contains LYCRA® fibres and hang it to dry.

how to wash different fabrics

  • luon®, Swift and Tech Fly families
    • cold wash, low dry
  • natural blend family
    • cold wash, low dry
    • exceptions: Merino Wool, cotton sweater knits – cold wash, lay flat to dry
  • outerwear family
    • cold wash, hang to dry
    • close all zipper and Velcro® closures
    • use the least amount of detergent possible to clean it effectively (leftover detergent may inhibit the water-repellency)

frequently asked questions

Q.
how do I wash my Remix Hoodie?
A.
we recommend putting your hoodie in a cold wash with your other cottons and either hanging them to dry or drying them on low.
Q.
eek! I used fabric softener with my Luon®, is it ruined?
A.
no. The fabric softener clogs the pores of the technical fabrics, so it makes the fabric not wick away sweat as well. Wash your items again (without the fabric softener) and they should return to their normal wicking level as the softener is washed away.
Q.
how do I wash my ivivva bag?
A.
we recommend spot cleaning your bag with a cloth, a little mild soap and lukewarm water.
Q.
how do I wash my ivivva headband?
A.
our headbands can be washed like our other technical garments (washing is especially important for slipless headbands whose 'sliplessness' can be affected by hair oils). We'd suggest putting them into a delicate bag so they don't get caught on anything. Cold water and lay flat to dry is best.
Q.
do I need to take the inserts out of my tanks/sports bra to wash it?
A.
we find that removing the inserts when washing our tanks or sports bras helps them to keep their shape. To wash the inserts, hand-wash them in cool or warm water and lay them flat to dry. If you're in a rush you can use a machine, cold wash.

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, give us a shout at the Guest Education Centre:
1.877.263.4966 or send us an email at info@ivivva.com