How to Wash a Chest Binder?
Posted on January 16 2018
- CLOSE ANY FASTENINGS ON YOUR CHEST BINDERS.
If you have a Chest Binder that fastens shut, such as with a zipper or hook, close the fastenings before putting it in the wash, to ensure nothing is damaged.
- PUT YOUR CHEST BINDER IN A DELICATES BAG, IF POSSIBLE.
Chest Binders are made of an elastic material, so it's recommended to put them in a bag for delicates (lingerie bags) before putting them in the washing machine. This will help protect the material.
**Binders can be put in the wash without being bagged, but it's not recommended.
- DO NOT USE STRONG DETERGENTS, BLEACH, OR SOFTENERS.
These will damage your Chest Binder.
- SET THE SPIN CYCLE TO "GENTLE" OR "DELICATES", IF POSSIBLE.
A fast spin cycle can damage your chest binders. If you don't have an option on your machine for delicates, though, a standard wash will still work, as long as it's not too rough.
- HANG YOUR CHEST BINDER UP TO DRY.
Once you've finished washing your Chest Binder, remove it from the delicates bag. Place it on a hanger and hang it up somewhere to dry, such as near a window or on the door of your shower, or on a clothesline outside. It's best to dry your binder in a well-ventilated area.
**However, if you need to hide your binder and can't dry it out in the open, find an option that isn't so visible, such as hanging it in your closet.
NEVER put your Chest Binder in a dryer, this can be damaged and cause it to shrink, and will shorten its lifespan.
Wash below 40°C to prevent shrinkage and damage of zipper or hook.
Iron, medium temperature.
Low temperature to prevent shrinkage.
DO NOT dry clean.
DO NOT bleach unless white.
DO NOT soak more than 10 minutes, especially in summer.