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Washing Instructions for Everlane Activewear

May 20, 2022

Everlane is a clothing brand that’s known for their transparent pricing. Aside from activewear, they also sell shoes, sandals, bags, face masks, and other accessories.

More About Everlane

Everlane was founded by Jesse Farmer and Michael Preysman in 2010. Based in San Francisco, California, the company started out as a direct-to-consumer online menswear retailer. Over the past few years, they’ve expanded their collection to include women’s activewear.

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As of 2023, they have stores in Boston, New York City, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles.

What Kind of Sportswear Do They Sell?

Everlane offers a wide selection of activewear for men and women. Some of their best-selling products include leggings, shorts, unitards, joggers, hoodies, swimsuits, and tees.

Generally speaking, you can expect to spend around $40 per item. Take their perform bra, for example, it goes for $35 plus tax. For those who want to snag some deals, they also have a sales section on their site, where you can take advantage of various discounts.

And for those in the United States, you can sign up for their email newsletter and get free shipping on your first order.

Caring For Your Everlane Activewear

Proper care is important if you want your items to last; this means washing them after each wear with detergent. At the very least, you want to air them out (if you can’t wash them right away). Avoid ‘marinating’ your clothes in sweat as that can cause the fabric to wear out prematurely. Not to mention that your clothes would smell as well.

With that said, you don’t want to throw your Everlane products into the washer blindly. There are certain steps that you want to take to ensure their longevity. Want to know what they are? Then be sure to read the rest on—we’ll be going over everything that you need to know in this post!

What Fabrics Do They Use For Their Clothes?

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Everlane is known for using sustainable materials for their activewear. Here’s a quick run-down of each of them.

Recycled Nylon

Recycled nylon is made from pre-consumer waste such as fishing nets and single-use plastics. Not only does it divert waste from landfills, but its production also uses fewer resources than other materials. Property-wise, it’s pretty much the same as regular nylon. It’s strong, elastic, and easy to wash. Not only that, but it resists abrasion, which is one of the reasons why it’s often used for sportswear.


Elastane, also known as spandex, is stronger than rubber. Made from synthetic fibers, it’s often used for stretchable clothing such as sportswear, swimwear, and intimates. The only thing is that it’s never used alone; it’s always weaved together with other fibers like polyester or cotton.

Recycled Polyester

Recycled polyester (rPET) is made by melting existing plastic; it’s then re-spun into a new fiber. As with nylon, it’s stretchy, durable, and easy to take care of. It also dries very quickly, which makes it an excellent choice for outerwear such as jackets. Like most manmade materials, however, it’s prone to static build-up. It also has a tendency of holding onto odors.

Two Ways to Wash Your Everlane Leggings/Yoga Pants

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Their leggings/yoga pants are 100% machine washable. If you want, however, you can also wash them by hand. If anything, that’ll be gentler on the item. Anyway, here’s how to do it.

Tossing Your Everlane Leggings Into the Washing Machine

Check the interior pocket; make sure nothing’s left inside and turn the leggings inside out. That’ll minimize abrasion and fading, both of which can happen during the wash cycle. And if you can, use a mesh bag. It’ll add an extra layer of protection so that your clothes will look new for longer. For one thing, it’ll stop them from rubbing against your other laundry. Not only that, but it’ll also help prevent snags.

Zip up the bag, make sure that it’s completely closed and toss it in the washing machine. Add the rest of your laundry (if you’re washing a mixed load) and pour in one scoop of ACTIVE detergent—that’s all you’ll need. Avoid bleach and fabric softeners; both will do more harm than good to your leggings.

Tip: It’s perfectly fine to wash your leggings with other workout clothes such as tank tops and t-shirts. Just make sure to separate the colors and if you can, put them in their own laundry bag.

The next step is to select your settings. For yoga pants and leggings in general, it’s best to use a delicate wash cycle. And always use cold water. Hot water can compromise the material over time.

Wait until the cycle’s complete before retrieving your pants (don’t leave them inside for too long, otherwise, it’ll breed bacteria). Don’t use the clothes dryer. Let them air dry instead. We recommend using a laundry rack or hanger. Place them in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight.

Washing Your Everlane Leggings By Hand

Fill a sink, tub, or bucket with cool water. Pour in half a scoop of ACTIVE detergent to create a bath (you can help the powder dissolve by agitating the water by hand). You should end up with lots of bubbles in the sink.

Empty the interior pockets and turn the leggings inside out. Carefully place them in the bubbly solution—they should be completely immersed in the liquid (press them down if you have to). Swirl them around a few times in the sink and let them sit for around 20 to 30 minutes.

The next step is to rinse the leggings. Turn on the tap and hold them under running water. Continue to rinse until all of the bubbles and soap suds are gone. If you want, you can also rinse them in the sink or bucket—you just have to refill it with clean water first.

Place the wet leggings on a clean towel. Consider rolling it up with the pants inside to get rid of the excess water. From there, you can place them on a laundry rack to air dry. Never use the dryer or twist your leggings like a dishcloth; that’ll permanently damage the fibers. It shouldn’t take more than a few hours for them to dry completely (remember, synthetic fibers dry quickly).

Two Ways to Wash Your Everlane Workout Bras

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Washing Everlane Workout Bras With Other Sportswear 

Turn the sports bra inside out before washing; it should also be zipped into a mesh bag for extra protection. That way, you won’t have to worry about it getting caught on your other laundry. Once you’ve done that, put it in the machine.

Add the rest of your clothes (you can wash the bras with leggings or other activewear) and pour in the soap—one scoop of ACTIVE detergent will suffice unless you’re washing an extra-large load. And as always, you want to skip the fabric conditioner.

Next, choose your wash cycle. We recommend using a delicate setting with cold water. Avoid hot water; the heat can warp or stretch out the elastic in the sports bra. 

Press the start button and allow the washer to run. Wait until it’s come to a complete stop before retrieving your items. For sports bras, it’s best to place them on a drying rack. However, you can also use a clothesline. For the best results, place them somewhere well-ventilated, away from direct sunlight (the sun’s UV rays can cause the colors to fade over time).

Hand Washing Your Workout Bras In a Tub or Sink

Fill up a tub or sink with cold water and add half a scoop of ACTIVE detergent powder; swish to create a sudsy solution. Turn your workout bra inside out and submerge them in the water. Make sure that the entire item is completely immersed—only then will the detergent be able to work its magic.

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Tip: You can handwash your sports bra with other items to save time. For example, you can wash them together with tank tops or shorts—there won’t be any problems as long as they’re of similar colors.

Leave the bra in the sink and let it soak for around 30 minutes. Massage it gently with your hand afterward to remove any leftover oil or debris. From there, rinse it with water. Make sure to use cold water and not hot water as the latter can damage the synthetic fibers. We recommend holding the bra itself under running water, however, you can also rinse it in the tub or sink (after refilling it with clean water).

Continue to rinse the bra; the water should eventually turn clear, in which case, you can transfer it onto a clean towel. Gently press out the excess water with your hands (you can also use the towel for that). Never use twisting or wringing motions; they can cause permanent damage to the workout bra.

Place the bra on a laundry rack in a well-ventilated area and allow it to air dry. Never tumble dry (unless you want to shop for a new sports bra). Also, don’t leave your bra out in the sun.

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