Fabletics is an American activewear company that started as an online subscription retailer in 2013.
Based in El Segundo, California, the brand specializes in women’s sportswear and footwear and offers their members personalized outfits based on their preferences.
In 2015, they also launched a men’s activewear line called FL2 with the help of actor Oliver Hudson.
Not long afterward, they introduced other apparel such as swimsuits and dresses. In addition to their online store, they also operate over 20 brick-and-mortar stores across the country.
The Different Fabrics of Fabletics
Fabletics has various proprietary fabrics that they use for their products. Some of them include:
PowerForm is designed for maximum comfort and is the perfect balance of soft and supportive. This makes it ideal for pilates or yoga as the fabric focuses mainly on freedom of movement and flexibility.
While Fabletics is mostly known for its PowerForm Leggings, the company also sells PowerForm tops such as capris.
The PowerLite line was first introduced in the summer of 2017. It’s moisture-wicking and super breathable and features UPF protection and all-way stretch.
It’s also high-impact yet lightweight, meaning that you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all.
PowerHold is their famous signature fabric, which is made of a polyester and elastane blend.
Out of all of their fabrics, it is the one with the greatest compression.
How to Wash Fabletics Leggings, Yoga Pants and Tights
Their leggings, yoga pants, and tights, are all machine washable. You can also wash them by hand.
Machine Washing Fabletics Leggings
Start by turning the pants inside out. Next, place them in a mesh laundry bag – that will protect them from the rest of your clothes during the wash cycle.
Toss the bag in the washer and add one scoop of ACTIVE Detergent. Skip the fabric softener and bleach.
Tip: Adding white vinegar during the final rinse cycle will help get rid of any sweat smell that might be present.
Once the cycle is finished, tumble dry the items on low heat. Do not add dryer sheets – they will affect the fabric’s ability to wick away moisture.
Hand Washing Fabletic Leggings
Hand washing is much gentler than machine washing.
Start by filling a tub or sink with water. Pour a bit of ACTIVE Detergent in, agitate the water a few times, and allow the powder to dissolve.
Turn the leggings inside out and place them in the detergent mixture – the fabric should be fully immersed in the soapy solution.
Let them sit there for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing with clean water.
Gently press on the fabric to remove the excess water and allow it to air dry. It’s best not to place them in the dryer.
Removing Stains From Fabletic Leggings, Yoga Pants, and Tights
For stains, you’ll want to pre-treat the area by adding a bit of extra ACTIVE Detergent to the spot. Gently rub it in and allow it to saturate for a few minutes before putting it in the washing machine.
How to Wash Your Fabletics Sports Bras the Right Way
Fabletics sells three types of spot bras: low, medium, and high impact, which provide different levels of support.
However, they’re all made of the same material – polyester and elastane. In other words, it’s perfectly fine to toss them in the washing machine.
How to Machine Wash Fabletics Sports Bras
Start by removing any padding and place the bras in a lingerie bag.
Toss the bag in the washing machine and add one scoop of ACTIVE Detergent. We recommend running a cold wash cycle as hot water can cause shrinking and color transfer.
Once the cycle is done, retrieve the mesh bags, take out the bras, and hang them up to dry. While you can put them in the dryer on low heat, it’s best not to as high heat can cause the fabric to deteriorate prematurely.
Tip: You can wash the sports bras with other lightweight clothing such as t-shirts, socks, and underwear. Avoid putting them in the same load as towels and jeans as they are heavy and can damage the elastic.
Hand Washing Fabletics Sports Bras
Fill a small container or sink with cold water and mix in some ACTIVE Detergent powder. Using your hands, swish the water for several seconds to dissolve the detergent and place the sports bras in.
Gently massage each item, making sure they’re clean, before letting them sit in soapy water for 20 to 30 minutes.
Rinse the bras with clean water. Continue until the water runs clear and all the soap residue is washed away.
Gently press out the excess water with your hands and allow the bras to air dry on a drying rack.
How to Wash Fabletics Headbands and Hair Ties
Fabletics has a line of seamless headbands, which are made out of a nylon and elastane blend. This means you can easily wash them together with your activewear.
For example, you can toss them in the washing machine with the rest of your clothes. Just make sure to run a gentle cycle with cold water. Avoid putting them in the dryer as the heat can damage the elastic.
Lay them flat to dry instead.
Alternatively, you can hand wash them with an ACTIVE Detergent solution. If they’re particularly dirty, you can soak them for a few minutes before massaging and washing the item. When you’re done, rinse it with clean water and allow it to dry flat.