How to care for your hemp gi


Basics

Shrink to fit

Our gis are preshrunk and you will see minimal amounts to no shrinkage if you cold wash and hang dry your gis. However, your gi is slightly roomy out of the bag, it is possible to shrink it. Try a combination of warm water wash and medium heat dry cycle. For extreme cases you will have to hot wash and hot dry.

For natural white hemp gis

If you prefer a brighter shade of white for your hemp gi, DO NOT use bleach. Bleach will damage the hemp fibres and weaken the fabric. Rather, use the age old practice of drying your gi in the sun. Sun light naturally whitens the hemp fibres.

What to do if your gi is scratchy from hang drying

Firstly, a scratchy gi is a sign that you may be using too much detergent. If that is not the case, we recommend that you put your gi in the dryer on a tumble dry cycle with NO heat. If the gi is still a bit scratchy, toss in a couple of tennis balls into the dryer when you tumble dry. If cared for properly,  a hemp gi should be the softest and most comfortable gi you can wear.

Shedding

Shedding is a natural characteristic of 100% hemp clothing and is unavoidable in the breaking in period. However, after 5-6 wash cycles the shedding should be minimal. Just be patient with the gi and consider it something that gives your hemp gi personality. :)

Vinegar

Vinegar is your gi's best friend. If your hemp gi has a hard to remove stench, try soaking your gi overnight in a bucket of vinegar. Vinegar also helps with removing blood stains and also softens up a rough gi. Don't worry, after putting your gi through a wash cycle, the vinegar smell will completely wash out.


18 comments


  • Jonah

    I signed up for the mailing list on the Alpine Pro 2.0 Grey but after confirming with my coach that my gi must be black, blue, or white I emailed Flow saying sadly I have to turn down the offer because of the color but Jon let me know that they have my selection in black. I ordered the black and it arrived 3 days earlier then expected. great fit, quality and customer service.


  • RAy

    Love the quality and the fit. Looks good feels good, also great customer service. 🤙🤙😎🔥🔥your friend and customer for life. OSS🤙


  • Jon G

    thanks for the size recommendation. gi fits perfect and is very comfortable.


  • Kevin Latta

    This was my second Gi, a gift to myself after six months of training… I now have three Pro Series 5.2- two blue and a white on the way!! Hands down the most comfortable, lightweight, COOL Gi I’ve encountered. I’m training for longer, more often and almost exclusively in this FANTASTIC Gi. Better grab yours now everyone I roll with has ordered (or tried many sizes already sold out)- Thanks Flow Kimonos for a well conceived, perfectly manufactured and reasonably priced option in the Gi space-


  • Brandon

    My air gi got here earlier than I expected. Its comfortable right out of the bag. I’m excited to gets some rolls in. Thanks Flow for an awesome go and good buying experience.


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