Why use Sport Wash?
It’s Laundry Time!
Given that Sport Wash is more expensive than regular laundry detergent, you’re probably wondering why I pay more to use it. Athletic wear is expensive, and some items simply can’t be replaced if they are damaged by regular laundry detergent, such as a team uniform to be used for an entire season that is special order and set me back over $100.
How does regular detergent damage athletic wear?
Regular detergent can contain UV brighteners, enzymes, chemical and natural scents, color safe bleach, baking soda, and/or fabric softener. It can also a leave a residue on your athletic wear. The UV brighteners can make dark colored fabrics appear faded. Color safe bleach and enzymes can break down the fibers in your athletic wear, reducing its longevity, impeding UV protection, as well as potentially cause graying and yellowing of fabric, embellishments, or embroidery. Fabric softeners coat the fabric with a layer of fat and chemicals, and can inhibit the abilities of athletic wear to wick away moisture.
Sport Wash or other athletic detergent makes sense.
I may spend a bit more on athletic wear specific detergent, but I save by extending the life of our athletic clothing, and my son’s soccer uniform, which can be worn for as many seasons as it continues to fit him.
You can purchase athletic-wear specific detergent at a sports store, or online at a retailer like Amazon, which is where I purchase it. I have been unable to find athletic wear detergent at a regular grocer and pharmacy locally, and I looked at 5 stores before ordering online.
Disclaimer: My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. I did not receive any form of remuneration from Atsko for publishing this posting.