Geyoga is a small brand that you can find on Amazon. Aside from activewear, which they’re most known for, they also sell arm sleeves, scarves, face covers, hats, and more.
More About Geyoga
Not much is known about the brand other than the fact that they started selling earlier this year. Some of their best sellers include bralettes, crop tanks, strapless bandeaus, and face covers.
And like most Amazon brands, their products aren’t available anywhere else. You can only get them from the site.
Their Activewear Collection
Geyoga is perhaps best known for their sports bras, which are available in various colors and designs. They also offer tank tops, sport caps, bralettes, and more.
And their prices are extremely reasonable. You looking at around $20 for four bras, which works out to be $5 each. The same goes for their crop tanks. You can get eight pieces for around $35. And if you order more than $25, you’ll get free two-day shipping from Amazon.
Caring For Geyoga Clothing
Let’s face it—their clothes aren’t going to be the highest of quality. You get what you pay for, after all. With that said, you can still make them last. The key lies in how you take care of the items. For example, they’ll wear out faster if you throw them in the dryer.
You don’t want to leave them in the trunk of your car after the gym either. Not only will the sweat stain your clothes, but it can also damage the fibers. In other words, they won’t very long.
You also want to be careful with how you wash the clothes. Like we said earlier, there are certain things that you want to avoid when you’re doing the laundry—and that’s what we’ll be talking about in this post. Keep reading for an in-depth guide to how to wash Geyoga clothing!
Fabrics Used For Their Activewear
In this section, we’ll be going over some of the fabrics that they use for their clothes. If anything, it’s what dictates how you should wash an item.
Polyester is a man-made fiber that’s derived from petroleum. It offers outstanding insulation, durability, and wrinkle resistance. It’s also lightweight with moisture-wicking properties, which makes it an ideal choice for activewear. Like many synthetic fabrics, however, it tends to retain odors.
Spandex is a soft, lightweight fabric that’s known for its flexibility and stretch (it can be stretched up to 7-8 times its original length). It’s commonly used in form-fitting apparel such as activewear and dancewear. However, it’s never used alone; it’s always mixed with cotton, polyester, or another type of fiber.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy fiber that’s derived from cotton plants. Not only is it soft, but it’s breathable as well. If anything, that’s what sets it apart from synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon. It’s also insulating in that it’ll keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The only drawback is that it tends to shrink and wrinkle easily.
Nylon is incredibly strong—even more so than polyester. For one thing, it has excellent abrasion resistance; it also resists wrinkling and moisture. Plus, it’s easy to wash, which makes it suitable for activewear and other clothing.
Two Ways to Wash Geyoga Sports Bras
All of their sports bras are machine washable. Or if you want, you can wash them by hand. Either way works as long as you take the correct steps!
Tip: Check the care tag label before washing. It’ll tell you exactly what you can and can’t do with the item.
Machine Washing the Sports Bras
Fasten all clasps and hooks—that’ll prevent your bra from catching on other items. Turn the bra inside out and place it in a lingerie bag. It’ll keep the bra contained so that it won’t rub against your other garments.
Make sure the bag is zipped up all the way and throw it in the washer. Add the rest of your laundry (consider separating the items with additional bags) and pour in some ACTIVE detergent. One scoop of the powder will suffice unless you’re washing an XL load, in which case, you can add more.
Tip: Avoid using fabric softener. It’ll coat your sports bras (and other clothing) with a layer of silicone, which will trap in sweat and dirt. Consider adding 1/2 a cup of white vinegar instead; it’ll soften the fabric and get rid of any odors.
Set your machine on a gentle setting and run a cold water cycle. Don’t use hot water—it’ll ruin the bra by stretching out the elastic fibers.
Wait for the cycle to finish before taking out your sports bra. Lay it flat to dry on a clean, dry towel. You can also drape it across a drying rack or clothesline. Avoid hanging the bra from the straps as that can cause them to stretch and deform.
And never use the dryer. The heat can cause the elastic fibers to snap and break.
Hand Washing Sports Bras
Fill a sink with lukewarm (not hot) water. Pour in half a scoop of ACTIVE detergent and swish the water gently with your hands to help it dissolve. You should end up with a bubbly solution.
Turn your sports bra inside out and submerge it in the water. And for those who’re washing multiple items at once, remember to separate lights from darks. The dyes can run even when you’re hand washing!
Swirl the bra around a few times and leave it to soak for about 15 minutes. The water will probably end up being pretty murky.
Under running water, rinse the sports bra until the water runs clear. You can also rinse it in the sink. Either way, you want to rinse off all of the soap; there shouldn’t be any residue leftover when you’re finished.
Gently press the sports bra against the edge of the sink to remove the excess water. You can also press it between two small towels to absorb some of the moisture. Whatever you do, don’t wring it—that’ll stretch out the fabric.
Allow it to dry naturally on a clothesline or drying rack. You can also lay the bra flat to dry on a clean surface. Never put a sports bra in the dryer—the heat will ruin it and you’ll have to get a new bra.
Two Ways to Wash Geyoga Leggings
Machine Washing the Leggings
Empty the pockets and turn the leggings inside out—that’ll prevent the outside from fading and pilling. Next, place them in a mesh laundry bag; it’ll protect them from your other items while they’re being washed.
Place the leggings in the washer and add in the rest of your clothes. Separate the items with additional laundry bags, if necessary. Once everything is in, add the detergent. We recommend using one scoop of ACTIVE detergent for a standard-size load. And as always, skip the fabric conditioner. Use white vinegar instead (add 1/2-1 cup during the final rinse).
Note: Feel free to wash your leggings with other activewear. For example, you can put them in the same load as hoodies, t-shirts, tank tops, or sports bras. You just want to make sure to separate lights from darks so that the colors won’t run.
Run a cold-water cycle on a delicate setting. Never use hot water; it can and will stretch out your leggings.
Lay your leggings flat to dry on a clean, dry towel. You can also drape them across a drying rack or clothesline or use a hanger. Avoid using the dryer, if possible. And don’t expose them to direct sunlight—it can cause the colors to fade.
Hand Washing the Leggings
Prepare a bath for your leggings. Fill a sink with water and mix in half a scoop of ACTIVE detergent. Agitate the water with your hands to make sure that it’s completely dissolved.
Tip: Stains should be spot-treated before washing. Mix some ACTIVE detergent with warm water in a bowl and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes so that the detergent has time to dissolve the stain. Rinse the area with cool water afterward. Repeat if the stain is still visible.
Turn the leggings inside out and submerge them in the soapy water. Remember to separate lights from darks if you’re washing more than one item at a time.
Swirl the leggings through the water a few times to loosen any debris. From there, let them soak for 15-20 minutes. The water will be pretty murky after soaking so be sure to drain it. Refill the sink with clean water and rinse the leggings by pressing them up and down. Continue until all of the detergent has been washed off.
Don’t twist or squeeze your leggings—that’ll damage them. Instead, press them gently against the side of the sink. That’ll remove the excess water. You can also press them between two towels.
Once the excess moisture is out, let them air dry on a hanger, clothesline, or laundry rack. Don’t tumble dry.