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Old 07-24-2010, 02:50 PM   #11
Scott Petty
Dojo: Hayal Park Dojo
Location: Adana, Turkey
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 17
Re: crisp white gi's

Rabih Shanshiry wrote: View Post
When I have a new gi that I want to break in and soften, I put in about 1 - 2 cups of white vinegar to the wash cycle. I repeat the agitation cycle several times and let it soak for a few hours.

For regular maintenance, the white vinegar is typically added to the rinse cycle. About 1/2 cup.

I do this whenever I have the white vinegar on hand and remember. You can certainly do it with every wash with no fear of harming your clothes (much gentler than bleach).

It's a great inexpensive and natural alternative to fabric softener, which can leave residue on the gi and interfere with its moisture absorbing capabilities.

Thanks a lot. I had heard of the practice before but nothing specific. Appreciate you taking the time to break it down for us.
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