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How do I remove pilling from a jogging suit?

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Pilling is a common problem on fabric garments, including joggers, and is also associated with sweatpants. These little balls of fabric can make your favorite garments look worn and unkempt. Fortunately, there are several simple and effective methods for removing them and restoring your jogging to its original appearance. Here are 4 effective techniques for removing pilling and preserving the quality of your jogging.

4 tips to get rid of lint on your clothes and jogging gear

  • Use a safety razor: a popular method for removing pilling is to use a safety razor. On top, make sure you use a clean razor without a blade to avoid damaging the fabric. Leave your jogging suit flat to remove them better. After you've finished, use a soft cloth to remove any fiber residue.
  • Use a clothes brush: another effective technique is to use a clothes brush specially designed to remove pilling. Choose one with soft bristles and rub it gently over the affected areas. The friction created will help loosen them. Be sure to brush in a single direction to avoid further tangling. When you've finished, use tape to remove them, then detach them from the brush.
  • Use a lint roller: a lint roller is a handy tool for quickly removing lint from your jog. Run the roller gently over the affected areas, exerting light pressure. The roller's adhesive strips will catch the lint and remove it from the fabric. Be sure to change the adhesive strips regularly to maintain the roller's effectiveness. What could be more satisfying?
  • Wash inside out and air-dry: a good practice to prevent pilling, wash your joggers inside out. This will reduce the amount of friction between the fabric and other garments, thus minimizing the amount of pilling. Also, avoid using a tumble dryer, as the heat can destroy fabric fibers and lead to pilling. Instead, air-dry your jogging suit in a well-ventilated area. For wool garments, we recommend cold-cleaning or washing by hand.

Whether you choose to use a safety razor, a clothes brush, a lint roller or a combination of these techniques, it's important to treat the fabric gently to avoid damaging it. In addition, caring for your jogging suit by washing it inside out and air-drying it will help prevent the appearance of new pilling. With these tips, you can extend the life of your favorite jogging suit and keep it looking its best.

How to avoid pilling on clothes?

To take things a step further, we've put together 6 tips to help you avoid pilling and keep your clothes looking their best for as long as possible. 

  • Wash your clothes inside out.
  • Use a short, delicate program when washing.
  • Separate delicate garments to avoid rubbing.
  • Hand-clean the most fragile fabrics.
  • Air-dry rather than tumble-dry.
  • Brush your clothes regularly to remove pilling and lint.

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How do I wash a wool sweater?

  • Wool sweaters are wardrobe staples that require special care when washing to preserve their softness. Before putting your wool sweater in the machine, make sure you choose a gentle detergent specially designed for it.
  • When washing several of these garments at the same time, we recommend turning them inside out to minimize friction.
  • Sometimes, even when using the right cleaning product and following the washing instructions, pilling can appear on your wool sweater; in this case, using an anti-pilling shaver can prove useful.
  • Hand-cleaning your wool sweaters with a mild detergent can help prevent pilling, while preserving the softness and shape of your garments.
  • Avoid spinning your wool sweaters too vigorously; spinning too hard can damage the fibers.
  • It's important to dry them flat and in the shade after washing, as exposure to direct sunlight and tumble drying can cause shrinkage and pilling.
  • To remove pilling from your wool sweaters, you can use a special comb to gently comb the surface of the garment after washing and drying.

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