Comfy workout clothing comes with a price: stretchy and super-wicking technical fabrics hold onto odor longer. When the moisture wicks away, odor-causing chemicals remain on the non-absorbent surface of the fibers. Consumer Reports advises prompt washing after sweating, before bacteria can start multiplying. Pretreat synthetic workout clothes to break down body oils and grease. Separate the smelliest athletic gear – the stink can transfer to other clothes, especially synthetics. Choose a detergent that removes body oil in cold water and rewash if stubborn smells linger. Air dry or lay flat to preserve shape and fit. Avoid hot water, chlorine bleach or fabric softener.
From:: Washing Lulumon.