With the Euros currently in the tense rounds, Olympics soon to come and supporters fully equipped with their apparel, it’s vital to learn how to properly treat your valuable asset – the soccer jersey.
Because a jersey is something people need to wear very often, no one wants to have their new prized possession ruined due to negligence. I have been getting a tonne of questions on right ways to clean up your jersey.
Relax for a second. Cleaning your soccer jersey is really not that hard. Trust me. With my first jersey, I would put it in the washer with the rest of my laundry after every soccer game I went out to play. If at all the jersey was damaged after the first time, I did not take notice of it. After a few washes though, I noticed the crest colour changing, the jersey itself fading and the number peeling off. This was due to a high temperature wash, coupled with the aggressiveness a washing machine normally uses to take stains off clothes.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide:
- Rock your jersey to support your team, or play your game.
- Turn the jersey inside-out.
- Fill the washing machine with warm water.
- Load similarly-coloured jerseys ONLY. E.g Sky Blue and White.
- Use regular laundry detergent or Woolite. Do not use bleach, fabric softeners etc.
- Hang out to Air Dry or set dryer to low heat.
- Do NOT iron logo and number patches.
Done! That right there is the blueprint to adding a few years to the lifespan of your soccer jersey.
Do you have any additional cleaning tips? Let me know in the comments below.