I wash all my workout gear in cold water with soap specifically for workout clothes. Other detergents don't get the smell out. :-P. I always hand dry my clothes as the dryer breaks down the fabric.
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I've never worn anything with pads/inserts, but a good way to wash bras in general is to put them in a sink/bucket with laundry soap and a cup of white vinegar. Swish them around, let them soak for an hour or so and rinse, then line dry. I put them on hangers and let them dry on a curtain rod since I don't have a yard.
I do this a few times a year with my regular bras too...even though they get washed weekly in a washing machine, it's amazing how much cleaner they get this way.
Do you think the lingerie bag affects how clean they get ? (I sweat a lot).
They are all just major brands, New Balance, Avia, etc and I don't see replacement info anywhere. My Mom used to sew, and I seem to remember seeing similar things sold at sewing shops. I don't want a thick one though like are put in some regular bras, just the thin ones used in the sports bras.
I'm starting to think the non-removable ones are better. They don't fall out and you don't have to adjust/unwrinkle them each time.
Depending on how the pads are put together, I would either use a lingerie bag (separating the bra and pads from each other first) or if the pads are really delicate, handwash (not the handwash cycle on your machine, but like a proper handwash in a sink).
Does your bra maker's website offer info on replacements?
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