While our sweatshirts are made with anti-pill technologies, some pilling may still occur. Here’s how to prevent sweatshirts from pilling in the wash:
Washing instructions can also be found on the inside label of the garment.
ADDITIONAL TIP: Before wearing a sweatshirt for the first time, it should be washed inside out once to remove any excess fibres from the inner fleece.
Fabric softeners, harsh cleaners and bleaches can weaken the fibres of the sweatshirt and induce pilling so they are best to avoid.
Acrylic is a very durable fibre which holds its shape well and resists shrinkage unlike cotton rich fabric. However, it is also heat sensitive and should never be in contact with a hot iron:
ADDITIONAL TIP: Make sure the garment is completely dry before ironing to avoid damage and misshaping.
While this isn’t as much of a problem with newer sweatshirts, you may have old ones that need pilling removed. There are several techniques, and the least harmful to the material include:
SCISSORS: Simply trim off the pilling without getting too close to the sweatshirt itself.
DUCT TAPE: Dab the sweatshirt material with the sticky side of duct tape. The pilling will adhere to the duct tape, removing it from the sweatshirt itself. If any small pilling is leftover, cut them off using a pair of scissors.
Sweatshirts tend to be on the heavy side, and pool weight to certain spots when hung causing their shape to distort. That’s why we recommend folding instead.
Here are some tips to reduce the risk of wrinkles and creases when folding your sweatshirt: