To ensure that all Satori Karate gis fit comfortably they must be washed and shrunk prior to training even for the first time.
To achieve the maximum shrinkage in the shortest period of time we recommend that you wash and dry you’re your new gi at least four times.
Following that you may choose to hang the gi to air dry (always use liquid fabric softener with this option) or use a dryer for a softer feel. If you choose to use a dryer always select a low heat or tumble option versus a high heat setting. We also recommend removing the gi immediately after the cycle has finished to reduce excess wrinkling.
Washing and drying instructions differ for white or black cotton. To reduce the occurrence of white marks also known as marbling on black gis we recommend that they be turned inside out prior to washing in cold water and hung to dry.
These care instructions are easy to follow and are enclosed with every 12 or 15 oz standard or Custom fit heavyweight gis.
To ensure the longevity of your new gi you may also wish to occasionally turn your gi inside out when washing and drying to prevent folds and thus wear from occurring in the same areas.
Always wash and properly dry your gi after a heavy training session. This will reduce the likelihood of stains from setting in around the collar or armpits.