How to Care for Compression Wear
Compression gear can help you stay comfortable day-to-day with variety of conditions. Regardless of your reason for wearing compression gear, you know the upkeep of your clothing extends its life. Properly caring for you compression gear can lead to a longer lasting lifespan of the gear, so you can stay comfortable longer. We provide this a guide on how to care for compression wear.
Use mild detergent
Mild detergent will help to maintain the integrity of your compression gear’s functionality. Soaps that are too harsh may damage the materials and wear it down, which will eventual lead to lessened effectiveness.
Add the mild detergent to a tub or bucket filled with cool water. Let your stocking sit for five to 10 minutes, then gently rub the stockings to remove any dirt, oil, or other substances. Rinse and gently squeeze out water from the stockings until the soap is gone from the garment.
Avoid machine washing
Although all our products can be machine washed, machine washing can shorten the lifespan and effectiveness of your compression gear. If you do have to wash them in a washing machine, put them in a mesh garment bag and wash them alone on gentle cycle. Remove them promptly to avoid soaking the material too much.
Always hang dry your compression wear, as dryers can damage the fabric. Lay your stockings flat on a drying rack and let them air dry. Do not put them near a heat source or wring them out.
Have multiple pairs
Investing in multiple pairs of your compression gear can help you to extend the life of all your compression wear. Having two to four pairs allows you to rotate which pair you wear instead of wearing the same pair daily. The compression clothing will last longer, and the fabric can stay effective.
Use this guide for caring for all your compression gear to ensure they last a long time. Our thigh-high compression stockings, which come in pairs, multiple colors, and differing compression levels, are perfect for daily wear.
- Elyse Aufmann