Have you just purchased a Fighting Films kimono? Here’s everything you need to know to look after it and make it last as long as possible.
Let’s find out how to care for your Fighting Films judo kimono.
Before choosing your kimono, the first thing to do is check its composition.
As cotton tends to shrink in the machine, it’s best to choose a product that also incorporates synthetic fibers. Fighting Films Superstar judo kimonos combine cotton and polyester to minimize shrinkage in the wash. Nevertheless, since you’re likely to be sweating profusely on the tatami, here are a few tips on how to look after your kimono! When you receive it, start by soaking it overnight in cold water, a precaution that helps stabilize colors and dimensions.
Second rule: don’t wash it after every workout!
A run in cold water to eliminate perspiration, one machine every 3 courses, is more than enough. In the washing machine, do not exceed a temperature of 40°C, and avoid using anything other than a conventional detergent. Never use bleach or other stain removers. For persistent stains, rub with a little Marseille soap and rinse with plenty of cold water before washing. Finally, don’t use too much detergent: it won’t make your kimono any cleaner, and leftover detergent can lead to mildew.
Dry them in a dry place out of the sun. Except in emergencies, do not tumble dry. To keep cotton fibers supple and strong, you need to take your time drying them. Store in a dry, dark place. At the end of the season, if you find it yellowed, take it to the dry cleaners, asking for natural drying. Store away from moisture and light, and your Fighting Film kimono will be ready for a new season!
Now you know everything about how to maintain your Fighting Films judo kimono!