IMPORTANT WASHING INSTRUCTIONS, PAY ATTENTION!
- Wash in COLD WATER or 30 degress only! Hot water damages cotton fibres and aides color loss/bleed in some GIs (our GIs are specially designed with custom fabrics no to do this but colder washes are preferable). Wash for shortest time period possible. A cold hand wash for a few minutes is the optimum for any BJJ GI - low shrinkage (most of our GIs are pre-shrunk), low bleed, less damage to natural cotton fibres.
- Line or radiator HANG DRY ONLY machine drying is NOT RECOMMENDED due to shrinkage/bobbling in all GIs. Hang drying will maximize the life and minimize shrinkage.
- NEVER USE CHLORINE BLEACH. Colour friendly podwers only
PROBLEMS & MAINTENANCE
What if my GI shrinks?
Most cotton GIs will shrink some after first wash and a little over time (our GIs are pre-shrunk and use special fabrics, shrinakge is at a minimum), always select the larger size if unsure when selecting a gi. When trying on your gi jacket for the first time a little over sized is perfect prior to washing. If your GI shrinks badly simply wet it and stretch/pull out to reshape and restore length.
What if my GI is to big?
If you buy a gi and the jacket is a little big that is ok, first wash it cold and try it on, usually you will get some shrinkage so if a little oversized out the bag it should fit perfectly. If still too big increase the wash temperature slowly. When you get the right fit wash cold then hang dry for a short tim period.
What if my GI bobbles?
Simply remove bobbles with a high adhesive tape such as a car masking tape. Stick tape on to the problem area and remove or rip off.
What if my GI fades?
Cotton fabrics do lose colour after time, our GIs use a special dye that keeps fading to a minimum however you can re-dye using a reactive dye. Synthetic woven patches will likely keep there colour in the main, cotton patches or embroidery will however be dyed in this process,