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How to Care for Your Changing Robe: Maintenance Tips and Tricks


When you invest in a high-quality changing robe, you want to ensure that it lasts you for a long time. However, to achieve this, you need to take good care of it. You don’t want to end up with a damp smelling robe or one covered in mold, or fade. Without proper maintenance, the fibers of your robe will fray, and it may shrink, or lose its softness.

Don’t worry, though! Below are some easy tips and tricks on how you can care for your changing robe, which will help your robe continue to look great and cozy for every surf, swim, or outdoor adventure.

Keep It Clean, and Don’t Let It Sit Damp

When you come back after a day out wearing your robe, make sure you shake off the excess sand and seaweed. We recommend washing your changing robe after each use (or at least, every few uses). Follow the fabric care instructions on the label for washing. Usually, most robes can be machine washed, but avoid using any harsh detergents or fabric softeners, as they can ruin the fibers and cause irritation to your skin.

Also, make sure you never leave your robe sitting in its wet state for too long, as this can cause mold to form. Instead, hang it up to dry in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. This will keep it fresh and hygienic.

Plush Up Its Fibers with a Brush

After washing, your robe may seem a little matted. To revive its fluffy fibers, use a soft bristle brush, such as a lint brush, to run over the fabric in one direction. This will help pucker up the fibers and maintain the fluffy texture, which is ideal for keeping you warm and cozy.

Use a Fabric Protector for Added Longevity

If you live in a wet or humid area, you may want to invest in a fabric protector spray. This will help to repel water and dirt, which reduces your robe’s chance of getting stained or spoiled. When applying the spray, follow the instructions, and make sure to cover both sides of the robe evenly. You can repeat this process every few months as needed.

Mend Small Tears and Snags

No matter how careful you are, tears and snags can still occur. Instead of throwing your robe away, you can quickly mend these small areas to extend its life. Cover any exposed threads with a small dab of fabric glue and use a pair of sharp scissors to carefully trim away any frayed edges. For larger tears, sew them closed using a needle and thread, taking care not to tug too hard on the fabric.

Store It Well

When not in use, make sure you store your robe in a clean, dry space, away from any sunlight or moisture, like inside a closet or a drawer. Avoid stacking heavy items on top of it, which can cause its fibers to flatten and disrupt its original shape.

Whether you’re using your changing robe for surfing, swimming, camping, or any other outdoor adventure, following these simple maintenance tips and tricks will help it last longer and keep looking great and cozy. Remember to wash it frequently, hang it up to dry properly, use a fabric protector spray, mend small tears and snags, and store it well. By doing this, you’ll be able to enjoy your robe for years to come.

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