Hand-washing is the best way to ensure the longevity of your chest binder as it is less strenuous on the stitching. You can find out more info on how to hand wash your chest binder here.
Keep it cool
If you don't have the time or the energy to hand wash, its perfectly fine to use the washing machine, just make sure you wash it at less than 40°c.
Do not use a tumble dryer to dry your chest binder. The heat generated in a dryer can damage the elasticity of the fabric meaning your garment will no longer be able to compress your chest.
The heat from a radiator can also affect the elasticity of you chest binder. Just leave it to air dry to ensure your binder lasts as long as you need it to.
Gone in a flash
For any small marks such as perspirant or skin transfer etc, you can use a damp cloth or a baby wipe to clean your binder if you're in a hurry. Just make sure you wash your binder regularly as bacteria can build up and cause skin irritation.
As part of the compression design, our binders contain a front panel made of 3 layers of woven fabric. This can feel a little stiff and could cause some irritation for wearers with sensitive skin. In that case we recommend using a fabric softener for a few washes to get an ultra soft feel against your skin.