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Can Crepe fabric be used for sports or athletic wear, and what is the right way to wash and care for it?

Hi everyone,

I'm starting to get into running and I'm trying to find the right fabric for my athletic wear. I recently came across crepe fabric and I was wondering if it can be used for sports or athletic wear. Can anyone provide insight into this?

Also, I want to make sure that I'm taking the right steps to care for my athletic wear. What is the best way to wash and care for crepe fabric?

Thank you!

All Replies

stone39

Hello,

In my experience, crepe fabric can actually work well for sports or athletic wear. It depends on the type of activity you're doing - for example, I've used crepe fabric for yoga pants and found them to be comfortable and not too restrictive. However, I wouldn't recommend using crepe fabric for activities like running or HIIT workouts, as it doesn't have the same level of moisture-wicking and stretch as other athletic fabrics like polyester or spandex.

As for washing and caring for crepe fabric, I've always found it to be quite low-maintenance. I usually just toss my crepe tops and dresses in the washing machine on a delicate cycle and then air-dry them flat. However, I do recommend avoiding any hot water or high heat settings, as these can damage the fabric and cause it to shrink or lose its shape.

I hope this helps.

cary16

Hi there,

In my personal experience, I don't think I would recommend using crepe fabric for sports or athletic wear. Crepe fabric can be quite delicate and tends to wrinkle easily, which might not hold up well during intense physical activity. Additionally, crepe fabric doesn't have much stretch or breathability, which can be problematic during workouts.

In terms of washing and caring for crepe fabric, I always suggest sticking to the care label instructions. It's usually recommended to hand wash crepe fabric in cool water and hang it up to air dry. You'll also want to avoid using any harsh detergents or bleach to prevent damaging the fabric.

Hope this helps!

lucie59

Hey all,

I've used crepe fabric for athletic wear before and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it's a lightweight fabric that feels nice against the skin and doesn't stick to you when you sweat. On the other hand, it doesn't provide much support or compression, so I don't wear crepe fabric for activities that require more structure.

When it comes to washing and caring for crepe fabric, I've had some trouble in the past. It can be prone to wrinkling, so I always make sure to iron it on a low setting or steam it to get out any creases. I also recommend using a delicate detergent and avoiding any harsh chemicals or bleach that can damage the fabric. Overall, I think crepe fabric can be a good option for athletic wear, but it's important to keep in mind its limitations and care requirements.

weldon64

Hi there,

I've never used crepe fabric for athletic wear personally, but I've heard mixed reviews from friends who have tried it. Some swear by it for its comfort and breathability, while others find it too delicate and not supportive enough for high-intensity workouts.

In terms of washing and caring for crepe fabric, I think it's always best to follow the care instructions on the label. If in doubt, hand washing in cool water is usually a safe bet. It's also important to avoid direct sunlight and high heat when drying crepe fabric, as this can cause it to shrink or lose its shape.

Overall, I think it's worth giving crepe fabric a try for athletic wear if you're looking for something lightweight and comfortable, but be prepared for its limitations and care requirements.

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