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Long-Lasting Swimwear Care Instructions
Two children wearing sustainable green recycled swimwear and hats. Swimwear Care Instructions.

Swimwear is not just a fashion statement; it’s an investment in your comfort and confidence while enjoying the water. Whether you’re an avid swimmer, a beach enthusiast, or simply love lounging by the pool, your swimwear endures a lot.

Here’s a comprehensive swimwear care instructions guide to help you keep your swimwear in pristine condition.

Chlorine, salt, sunscreens, and UV rays are just a few elements that can shorten the life of your favourite swimsuit. 

However, with proper care, you can significantly prolong the life and appearance of your swimwear. Ina Swim, a sustainable swimwear brand, understands the importance of maintaining the quality and durability of your bathing suits. 

Before You Dive In

  1. Choose swimsuits made from high-quality eco-friendly materials.
  2. Before wearing your swimsuits, soak them in cold water mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar for 20-30 minutes. This will help preserve the colours, especially if you plan to swim in saltwater or chlorine.

Post-Swim Care

  1. After swimming, rinse your swimsuit with cold water to remove chlorine and salt that can harm the fabric.
  2. Wash swimsuit by hand with warm water and a little gentle detergent made for activewear. Turn the swimsuit inside out and gently swish and squeeze it in the water. Use a soft toothbrush to remove any lotions or sunscreens on the edges​​.
  3. Air Dry: Lay your swimsuit flat on a towel away from direct sunlight to dry. Avoid using a dryer as the heat can damage the fabric and affect the elasticity​​.

Additional Swimwear Care Instructions for Longevity

  1. Avoid Harsh Detergents: Harsh chemicals in laundry detergents can break down the shape and elasticity of your swimsuit. Use a gentle detergent or a specialised swimsuit cleaner instead​​.
  2. Stay Away from Washing Machines: The agitation and harsh detergents in washing machines can damage your swimwear. Hand washing is safer and more effective​​​​.
  3. No Prolonged Soaking: Avoid soaking your swimwear for extended periods, as this can loosen the material​​.
  4. Careful Drying: Do not drape your swimsuit over a rod or hang-dry it, as these methods can deform its shape. Gently squeeze out water without wringing and lay it flat to dry​​.
  5. Protect from Rough Surfaces: Sitting on rough surfaces like concrete or pool decks can snag the material. Place a towel down before sitting to avoid damage​​​​.
  6. Rotate your swimsuits to let them rest and regain their shape. Avoid wearing the same one repeatedly in a row.
  7. Sunbathe Smartly: Sunbathe before swimming, as sunlight fades swimwear faster if it’s wet​​.
  8. Skip Hot Tubs: High-quality suits should avoid hot tubs where heat can damage the fabric​​.
  9. Storage Matters: Store your wet swimsuit in a mesh bag or wet-bag to prevent mildew and maintain freshness​​.

Follow these steps to keep your swimsuits bright, in good shape, and comfortable for longer. 

Taking good care of your swimwear is important for you and for Ina Swim’s commitment to zero waste sustainability and quality. 

Enjoy the water, and let your swimwear enjoy a longer life!

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