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10 Advantages of Using Sports Clothes Made of Spandex

by Brian Fulan 3 months ago in tips
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10 Advantages of Using Sports Clothes Made of Spandex
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Spandex fabric is well-known as a type of fabric that is often used in the process of making sportswear. Besides being attractive in terms of appearance, it turns out that spandex sport clothes have many advantages. Want to know what are the advantages? Let's see the review.

What Is Spandex?

Spandex Nylon Fabric. Source: konveksijogja.web.id

Spandex material or often known as elastane can be categorized as a type of material made of synthetic polymers. Such as Polyester and Nylon. This material has the characteristic of being able to stretch (elastic) up to 5 times its original size.

This material was created to replace the use of rubber. However, spandex material cannot stand alone and must be combined with cotton, nylon, rayon or other fibers.

Although it has quite a lot of variations, generally spandex material is quite strong, flexible and lightweight.

The Advantages of Sports T-shirts Made of Spandex

By utilizing spandex as the main material, sportswear made of spandex have advantages over clothes made of other materials. Here are some of the advantages of choosing sports clothes with spandex material:

1. Strong And Not Easily Damaged

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The advantage of spandex fabric is that the material is quite strong and is not easily damaged when exposed to seawater, sweat and even lotion. In addition, sports clothes made of spandex are not easily damaged even if they are pulled because the fabric will return to its original shape (elastic).

2. Has High Elasticity

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Sportswear made of spandex are very comfortable to wear because the material is stretchy and quite flexible. Because the elasticity is quite high, making this type of fabric is very suitable to be used as raw material for making sports shirts.

3. Not Easily Tangled

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Clothing made from spandex can be categorized as a material that does not wrinkle easily. So it is very suitable for sports activities. Because it is not easily wrinkled so it can be used directly without having to be ironed first.

4. Has a Smooth and Soft Fabric Texture

Image White Solid Nylon Spandex by thefabricfairy.com

Spandex has a characteristic texture that is smooth and soft when in contact with the skin. This is one of the reasons why many people like to wear sports t-shirts made from spandex.

5. Follow Your Body Shape

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Clothes made of spandex have flexible properties that follow the curves of the body. This is what makes the spandex suit suitable for wearing as sportswear. You can also see how good you look by wearing clothes made of spandex.

6. Does Not Limit The Range of Motion

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Because the material is flexible and elastic, it makes the wearer more flexible in moving. Clothes that do not limit the space for movement are an absolute requirement for those of you who are active in sports.

7. Color Is Not Easy to Fade

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One of the advantages of spandex material is that it is not easy to fade. This is because the color absorbs into the fibers of the fabric well enough so that your clothes still look new and good even though they have been washed repeatedly.

8. Easy Maintenance

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Talking about how to care, spandex is one type of fabric that is quite easy to care for. To care for sports clothes made of spandex, you simply soak them in detergent.

Avoid brushing your spandex shirt because it can damage the fibers of the fabric and make it stretch quickly.

9. Dry Faster

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Spandex is a material that dries easily because it is not too absorbent. So, you only need to dry it with the help of sunlight.

10. Non-Transparent Material

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Spandex material generally has thin and light characteristics. Even so, spandex has a fairly high level of fiber density so that the material is not as see-through as cotton.

5 Right Ways to Take Care of Your Spandex Clothing

Even though you often wear clothes made of spandex. Maybe You don't know how to properly care for your spandex clothes. Of course, you don't want your favorite spandex clothes to get worn and stretchy because of the wrong care. So, here are five ways to take care of clothes made of spandex so they don't stretch easily!

1. Separate clothes made of spandex from clothes made of rough material

Because it has different characteristics from fabrics in general, the treatment applied to care for clothes made of spandex is indeed somewhat special.

The first thing you must do when caring for clothes made of spandex is to separate them from clothes made of other materials. Especially the rough textured so that the soft fibers of the spandex material are not damaged.

Also, separate clothes made of spandex from clothes of different colors, especially if the spandex fabric is a lighter color.

2. Don't Brush Spandex Clothes

Now, if a spandex shirt accidentally gets stained, it's best if you only apply liquid soap on the stained area, then soak the shirt for five to ten minutes, then wash it. Voila! The stain will disappear faster than you brush it. After finishing washing, rinse with plain cold water, do not wash in water with a temperature above 60 degrees Celsius because it can damage the fiber details and make clothes easy to hair.

Now, if a spandex shirt accidentally gets stained, it's best if you only apply liquid soap on the stained area, then soak the shirt for five to ten minutes, then wash it. Voila! The stain will disappear faster than you brush it. After finishing washing, rinse with plain cold water, do not wash in water with a temperature above 60 degrees Celsius because it can damage the fiber details and make clothes easy to hair.

3. Avoid using fabric softeners and fragrances

Unlike other clothing materials, it is not recommended to use fragrances and softeners for clothes made of spandex. This is because the chemicals contained in fabric softeners and fragrances can make the spandex color dull quickly

4. Don't hang and squeeze clothes made of spandex so they don't stretch easily

So that your spandex clothes don't stretch quickly, make sure not to squeeze the spandex fabric too hard, and don't use the clothes dryer in the washing machine!

Because the process of squeezing clothes made from spandex that is too strong will only make the fabric stretch easily. As a result, your clothes become damaged quickly and cannot be used properly.

In addition, to maintain the elasticity of clothes made from spandex, you should not use a hanger when drying them, just spread them out when drying to maintain their elasticity.

In addition, try not to dry clothes made of spandex in direct sunlight.

5. Do not iron clothes made of spandex

Because the spandex material is made of polyurethane (a type of plastic), if you iron it with a temperature that is too hot, your clothes can shrink and even melt.

You don't need to worry even if the clothes made from spandex are not ironed. Because the main advantage of clothes made from spandex is that they don't wrinkle easily. If they are wrinkled, you can iron them at a very low temperature or use a steam iron.

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