your malia mills swimsuit is ready to rock,
but it won't last forever. below are tips to extend
the life of all your swimwear.
most swimwear contains elastane or spandex to give fibers memory and fabrics the ability to stretch and recover. swimwear needs to perform wet and dry, repeatedly and the best way to let the fibers and fabric recover is to let them rest. wearing the same suit over and over again wears out the fibers and fabrics so to prolong the life of all of your swimsuits be sure to alternate wearing them.
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hand wash after wearing - even if you don't swim - the sooner the better. body oils, lotions, sunscreens, chlorine and salt water - the longer these elements soak into the fabric the more damage they do to color fastness, stretch and recovery. the agitation from a washing machine is hard on fibers, fabrics, straps and other components.
to avoid stretching, be sure to lay a swimsuit on a clean flat surface to dry. to avoid fading, be sure to place it away from sunlight, in the shade.
some sunscreen may permanently stain fabrics - to remove sunscreen from fabric soak your swimsuit in the sink with delicate soap. gently rub fabric to fabric to remove sunscreen.
thank you + carpe swim