Caring for your items
GKD offers fabrics that are produced to meet our exclusive stretch and quality standards.
As the leader in performance apparel, it’s important to us to advise you of the tendencies of certain fabrics, as well as practices to avoid.
FRAGILE FABRICS NEED SPECIAL CARE
-Repeated wear and washing may cause the fabrics to fade or lose foil.
-Alcohol in all aerosol products, such as hairspray, affect these fabrics. Perfumes and body lotions can also affect fragile fabrics.
-Deodorants and perspiration may cause these fabrics to colour bleed, fade or lose foil, ESPECIALLY when two colours meet under the arms. We recommend the use of pure crystal deodorant, which does not contain Aluminum Chlorohydrate
-Mesh could potentially be damaged due to rigours of certain routines. You are free to order this fabric, but do so with great discretion because GK Elite Sportswear and GKD will not guarantee the life span of the fabric. If you choose to use mesh GK Elite sportswear and GKD will NOT be responsible for replacing or repairing your garment/garments.
-Colour transference or colour bleed occurs when a white or light colour fabric is combined with a bright or dark colour fabric. This is a common industry problem. It is impossible for GK Elite Sportswear and GKD to guarantee that our fabrics will not bleed, even by following proper washing instructions, due to individual nature of each athlete wearing and washing procedures.
IMPORTANT WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL FABRICS
-Garment(s) must be washed separately. Turn garments inside out. Use a mild liquid detergent, gently hand wash in a large volume of cold water, and rinse immediately.
-DO NOT allow garments to soak. Pat dry with a clean towel and use a thick plastic hanger to air dry.
-DO NOT use fabric softeners. Fabric softeners affect the adhesives used in our garments.
-DO NOT dry clean or place in the dryer.
-DO NOT iron. The heat from the iron can melt and discolour the delicate fabrics in our garments. Excessive heat can also weaken the adhesives used to attach the embellishments to the garment and cause them to fall off.
GK Elite Sportswear and GKD will NOT guarantee any garment that is not washed and dried as directed.