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CLOTHING CARE

We want you to have the freedom to treat your clothes with the same tough love you give your workouts.

Here are some tips to get the longest life out of your garment

TIPS TO EXTEND YOUR ITEM’S LIFE

Best Bet
When in doubt, always reference the garment's care label for specific care instructions.

Keep the Length: Cold Wash, Air Dry is Always Best If Possible
We're leading the industry in processes that help to reduce shrinkage. Because natural fibers like cotton inevitably shrink in certain conditions, it's always best to machine wash in cold water and hang or lay flat. If machine dry is unavoidable, use low heat. You can expect 1-3% shrinkage in the length if you tumble dry on low heat.

Separate Bright Colours
We suggest you:

  • - Individually wash dark denim or bright colored garments before wearing them
  • - Avoid washing bright colored garments with anything light in color
  • - Maintain space around any colored garments while wet to avoid color transfer
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Like with Like Fabrics
Our performance collection items are best washed inside out with other synthetic fabrics. Avoid contact with abrasive materials such as zippers and velcro.

Sweat-Wicking Gear and Fabric Softener Don’t Mix
Fabric softener can create a filmy layer that inhibits sweat-wicking properties. Avoid its use on technical fabrics.

Here are some tips to get the longest life out of your garment

TIPS TO EXTEND YOUR GEAR’S LIFE

Best Bet
Always check the care and content label for specific information on how to care for your gear.

Cold Wash, Air Dry
Machine wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. This helps protect the life of the LYCRA® fibre and the shape of your gear.

Taking Care of Bright Colours
We suggest you:

  • - Wash bright colours alone before you wear them
  • - Continue washing bright coloured gear with similar colours
  • - When wet, keep bright coloured gear away from other fabrics
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Like with Like
Turn your gear inside out and wash it with other synthetic fabrics (e.g., Luxtreme, Nulu, etc.) and avoid anything abrasive, such as denim or garments with Velcro® or zippers.

Avoid Mixing Luon with Cotton
Wash your Luon separate from your hoodies and towels. Cotton fluff (especially from towels) gets attached to Luon.

Sweat-Wicking Gear and Fabric Softener Don’t Mix
Avoid using fabric softener because it coats the technical fabric and inhibits its wicking capabilities.

HOW TO WASH DIFFERENT FABRICS

Best Practices in General
We recommend:

  • - Machine wash with like colors
  • - Avoid using fabric softeners to ensure improved garment longevity
  • - Avoid contact with abrasive materials like zippers and Velcro
  • - For best results and extended garment lifespan, hang to dry or tumble dry low
  • - Expect most garments to shrink 1-3 % if tumble dried on low. Synthetic blends usually shrink less than this.
     

For Natural Fibers and Natural Blend Materials
We recommend:

  • - Machine wash cold on low or delicate setting
  • - Avoid fabric softeners and abrasive fabrics/materials
  • - Lay flat to dry, or hang to dry to avoid shrinkage. If you prefer to tumble dry make sure to select the low setting and expect 1-3% shrinkage.
     

Outerwear Collection
We recommend:

  • - Fasten buckles, close zippers, seal Velcro
  • - Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • - Use less detergent than usual to avoid residue buildup which can inhibit the water-repellent properties of your garment

HOW TO WASH DIFFERENT FABRICS

Luon®, Luxtreme®, Everlux™, Nulu™, Nulux™, Rulu™, Seamless, Swift, Warpstreme™
We recommend:

  • - machine wash cold with similar fabrics
  • - avoid fabric softeners and abrasive fabrics/materials
  • - hang to dry (or tumble dry on low)
     

Natural blend family, Merino wool, Boolux™, Cashlux™
We recommend:

  • - machine wash cold with similar fabrics
  • - avoid fabric softeners and abrasive fabrics/materials
  • - lay flat to dry
     

OUTERWEAR FAMILY
We recommend:

  • - Cold wash, tumble dry low
  • - 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

Do you offer any wrinkle-free items?
We don't currently offer any wrinkle free products due to the harsh effects of the chemicals used on both the body and the environment, however, we're looking into safer options for the future.

How can I avoid wrinkles after washing my garments?
Hanging garments immediately after wash cycle finishes should help to decrease wrinkling.

How do I get rid of garment wrinkles?
If wrinkles persist after hang-drying, we suggest steaming or lightly pressing your garments when fully dry.

How much shrinkage should I expect after washing?
You can expect 1-3% shrinkage on most garments if dried on the low setting, but it's best to remove from the dryer before fully dry. Please note, for items which we suggest to hang or lay flat to dry, additional shrinkage will result if placed in the dryer.

How do I care for my knitted sweaters?
Our sweaters should be washed in the washing machine and laid flat to dry to avoid hanger stretch marks and loss of garment shape.

 

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, please feel free to send us an email at support@americantall.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I wash my Scuba Hoodie?
For washing our cotton fleece Scuba Hoodie, put it in a cold wash with other cottons and hang it to dry or dry it on low.

Eek! I used fabric softener with my sweat-wicking gear, is it ruined?
No. Wash your items again without fabric softener and they should return to their normal wicking level as the softener is washed away.

How do I wash my lululemon bag?
We recommend spot cleaning your bag with a cloth, a little soap and water.

How do I wash my headband?
Washing is especially important for slipless headbands whose 'sliplessness' can be affected by hair oils. We'd suggest putting them into a delicates bag. Cold water and lay flat to dry is best.

Do I need to take the cups out of my sports bra to wash it?
We find that removing cups when washing our sports bras helps them to keep their shape. To wash the cups, hand-wash them in cool or warm water and lay them flat to dry.

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, give us a shout at the Guest Education Centre: 1.877.263.9300 or send us an email at gec@lululemon.com.

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