How to Care for Polyamide Fabric

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Polyamide fabric is a high-performance fabric commonly used to manufacture athletic clothing and moisture-wicking activewear such as socks, pants, shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sleeves and gloves . It has the feel of soft cotton, yet unlike cotton, it is waterproof and breathable, which helps your body maintain a comfortable temperature and wick away moisture when exercising. Polyamide fabric is washing-machine safe, but should only be washed with cold water.


Step 1

Wash the polyamide fabric in a regular, cold water washing machine cycle, using a bleach-free laundry detergent. If a washing machine is not available, the fabric can be handwashed in cold water.

Step 2

Allow the fabric to air dry. Do not dry the fabric using heat, as it will shrink the fabric.

Step 3

Turn the fabric inside out. Use an iron preheated to a low heat setting to remove any wrinkles.


Do not use fabric softener; it can clog the tiny holes that allow the fabric to breathe.



Kallie Johnson

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.