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Keep your base layers performing at their best

While we temporarily can’t explore the great outdoors, make the most of the great indoors with regular workouts! Regular exercise has huge benefits for all ages including weight control, combatting disease and health conditions, and giving you more energy.

Keep your body moving with a regular workout to keep yourself in a positive place mentally and physically! We recommend tuning in to #PEWithJoe on The Body Coach each morning at 9am, and getting the whole family involved! For more of our top tips to get through this period, read our Stay Healthy, Stay Safe blog.

In the words of Dr. Nick Cavill, “If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.”

 

Nikwax Sweatproofing is the care product of choice for all next-to-skin clothing, base layers, sports and gym gear!

To avoid feeling conscious of sweating, or worrying that your gear may start to smell through use, Nikwax’s range of Sweatproofing products are what you need to keep active wear in prime condition.

Unlike household detergents and conditioners, the high performance Sweatproofing range will ensure your garments can spread moisture and sweat quickly and easily, therefore drying faster and preventing you from feeling clammy or smelly.

Washing base layers/sports clothing in normal household detergent and conditioner impair the wicking properties of the fabric. This means that sweat does not spread and body oils/odours build up within the fabric – resulting in smelly clothing, which is not something you want whilst working out at home!

Nikwax Sweatproofing means you remain fresh, dry and comfortable when active. Here are our effective Sweatproofing care products:

BaseFresh®: the high performance deodorising conditioner that you can use with your normal detergent. It allows the detergent to clean away all dirt, but prevents it from impairing the functionality of your technical clothing; wicking is improved, sweat and moisture spread and dry much faster, so your body temperature is regulated and you smell and feel great.

BaseWash®: the deodorising cleaner & conditioner for synthetic sports gear. It removes all dirt and body oils whilst refreshing the fabric effectively at the same time. Odour build-up is prevented and breathability is increased – great for user comfort.

Wool Wash: the effective cleaner & conditioner for woollen base layers. Wool Wash is designed specifically for delicate woollen gear, e.g. Merino; it enhances wicking and breathability, keeping the garment soft and banishing odour build-up.

Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash: a deodorising cleaner for non-waterproof footwear. Keeps your active footwear smelling fresh on the inside by removing dirt and bacteria from the footbed and insoles, as well as cleaning the outside. Bacterial growth and odour build-up is reduced, which in turn will ensure your footwear has an extended lifetime of use!

 

An additional benefit of Nikwax Sweatproofing? It is really easy and safe to use! The products are all water-based and contain no harmful PFCs or solvents. You can pop your gear in the washing machine or clean items by hand nice and easily. To order yours click HERE.

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Nikwax® offers more than just waterproofing – it also targets sweat!

Are you fed up of washing your base layers and technical next-to-skin clothing, only to find they start to smell when you next wear them and that your sweat is not wicking away properly, leaving you uncomfortable when being active? You may find yourself washing the items more frequently; however, washing in standard household detergent will not solve the problem – it will keep on happening.

These garments are designed to maintain your body temperature when being active. Sweat and moisture are drawn away from the skin due to the highly wicking, breathable fabric – it spreads over a large area and subsequently dries quickly, which means you won’t suddenly feel wet or cold. Whereas, if you were being highly active in a normal t-shirt, you may find that sweat is not drying, but rather being absorbed into the fabric – as a result you will experience discomfort from the sweat cooling on your skin and the garment chafing as you move.

Washing in regular detergent and fabric conditioner reduce the performance of base layers: wicking is impaired, odours are masked by perfume and not properly removed, so you feel uncomfortable and smelly!

Footwear is also of importance – how many of us experience damp, smelly sports shoes or sandals? Dirt and odours are not just limited to clothing; footwear is also affected if not properly cleaned and can lead to the materials starting to decompose, which reduces the useful lifetime of your non-waterproof footwear.

There is a solution! Nikwax offer a high performance range of Sweatproofing products that have low environmental impact and even save on energy as they allow you to wash your garments less often, plus they can be left to dry naturally. Your garments will have enhanced performance and you will stay dry, comfortable and smelling fresh. So what are you waiting for?

Read on to find the Nikwax® Sweatproofing aftercare to suit your needs and learn how easy it is to use!

Nikwax BaseWash®: for synthetic technical base layers.

  • BaseWash both cleans AND conditions! Dirt, contaminants, bacteria and built-in odours are removed, whilst freshness is restored from its deodorising capability.
  • Garment wicking properties are revived, ensuring sweat and/or moisture will spread over a large area and, subsequently, dry faster.
  • BaseWash can be used neat to tackle tough stains prior to washing.
  • Best for if you have a full load of base layers to clean (whereas BaseFresh is fantastic for a smaller amount that you could clean with regular laundry whilst maintaining the garments’ technical abilities).
  • Machine wash: only 50ml is required per wash and no need for additional detergent. Wash according to care label (note: do not use fabric conditioner).
  • Hand wash: just 25ml of product is required in hand-hot water, followed by 3 rinses in cold water.
  • Do not use fabric conditioner.

Nikwax BaseFresh®: for technical, wicking, next-to-skin garments and regular laundry.

  • BaseFresh is a high performance conditioner that deodorises fabric, removing built-in odours and preventing their build-up.
  • It can be used with standard detergent: its formulation allows the detergent to clean away dirt and contaminants without compromising the fabric’s performance properties.
  • BaseFresh can be used in any standard laundry load, is not just for synthetic fabrics, and can replace standard household fabric conditioners.
  • Use in-between cycles of BaseWash to maintain the breathability, wicking and freshness of technical base layers. It will also make fabrics more resistant to stains.
  • Great to use if you just need to clean a couple of base layers and want to include them in a regular laundry load.
  • Machine wash: just add 50ml to the fabric conditioner drawer of your washing machine, ensuring any standard conditioner residue is fully cleaned out beforehand. Wash according to the care label.

Nikwax Wool Wash: for woollen technical underwear and next-to-skin garments.

  • Wool Wash is gentle yet high performing, both cleaning and conditioning woollen garments during one wash cycle. It can also be used on Merino wool.
  • Its technical capabilities revitalise the wicking properties of the wool, to spread moisture over a large area and dry quickly, maintaining vital breathability.
  • The conditioner in Wool Wash effectively removes all odours, deodorising the fabric to keep people smelling fresh when wearing their woollen layers.
  • Wool Wash ensures that woollen garments stay soft and comfortable, as well as inhibiting the build-up of any pilling on the fabric. Garments look and feel newer for longer.
  • You can use neat Wool Wash to treat stubborn stains before washing.
  • Machine wash: just 50ml of Wool Wash required and wash according to care label (note: do not use fabric conditioner and do not use on waterproof clothing).
  • Hand wash: just 25ml of product is required in hand-hot water, followed by 3 rinses in cold water. 

Nikwax Sandal Wash: for all non-waterproof footwear.

  • Sandal Wash is the specialist deodorising cleaner for all non-waterproof footwear, removing built-in dirt whilst effectively freshening.
  • It can be used on footbeds and insoles, aside from the main footwear material, to give an optimum clean.
  • Sandal Wash helps prevent degradation of the shoes’ fabric and composition, caused by the build-up of bacteria. Footwear will last longer!
  • It thoroughly deodorises footwear, banishing smells and reducing bacterial growth.
  • Apply by hand: rinse footwear in water to remove loose dirt, use the sponge applicator to apply product all over the shoes/footbeds, rinse well with clean water and leave to dry naturally.

Use Nikwax Sweatproofing and you will get more out of your base layers and footwear. Clothing will last much longer, which in turn helps to reduce the volume of garments and footwear that end up in landfill. So not only do you help yourself by using Nikwax Sweatproofing, you are helping the environment too!

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Nikwax offers more than just waterproofing – it also targets sweat!

What is the one fact of life that none of us can escape? Our clothing and footwear can smell! Through regular wear or high energy activities, body oils and sweat will build up on the fabrics of clothing and on the footbeds of shoes, resulting in an unpleasant odour.

Many consumers do not realise that they are, potentially, damaging their technical clothing when washing it with their usual household detergent. It is always a good idea to remind consumers that standard detergents can actually impair the wicking capabilities of next-to-skin clothing; this is because it causes the fabric to retain moisture rather than repelling it and letting it wick away. As a result, people may find that their base layers are not drying very quickly and that breathability is lost. Also, many people believe that using normal fabric conditioners will remove the sweaty smell they find on their base layers. Temporarily, they will smell nicer, however, fabric conditioners simply mask the unpleasant smell – they do not properly remove the bacteria that has built-up within the fabric.

Help your customers choose the right aftercare solution to care for their base layers and non-waterproof footwear with some key Nikwax Sweatproofing facts:

• Nikwax Sweatproofing range is HIGH PERFORMANCE: garments and footwear work harder, for longer!
• The range is LOW IMPACT: it is water-based and contains no harmful solvents, PFCs, or nasty chemicals. The products are therefore safe to use and environmentally friendly.
• The products are EASY-TO-USE in a washing machine and items can be left to dry naturally, which saves energy.

Some key sales tips to guide your customers to the use and benefits of
Nikwax Sweatproofing

Nikwax BaseWash: for synthetic technical base layers.
• BaseWash both cleans AND conditions! Dirt, contaminants, bacteria and built-in odours are removed, and freshness is restored.
• Garment wicking properties are revived, ensuring sweat and/or moisture will spread over a large area and, subsequently, dry faster.
• BaseWash can be used neat to tackle tough stains prior to washing.
• Only 50ml is required per wash.
• It can be used for hand washing: just 25ml of product followed by 3 rinses in cold water.

Nikwax BaseFresh: for technical, wicking, next-to-skin garments.
• BaseFresh is a high performance conditioner that deodorises fabric, removing built-in odours and preventing their build-up.
• It can be used with standard detergent: its formulation allows the detergent to clean away dirt and contaminants without compromising the fabric’s performance properties.
• BaseFresh can be used in any standard laundry load, is not just for synthetic fabrics, and can replace standard household fabric conditioners.
• Use in between cycles of BaseWash to maintain the breathability, wicking and freshness of technical base layers. It will also make fabrics more resistant to stains.
• Just add 50ml to the fabric conditioner drawer, ensuring any standard conditioner residue is fully cleaned out beforehand.

Nikwax Wool Wash: for woollen technical underwear and next-to-skin garments.
• Wool Wash is gentle yet high performing, both cleaning and conditioning woollen garments during one wash cycle. It can also be used on Merino wool.
• Its technical capabilities revitalise the wicking properties of the wool, to spread moisture over a large area and dry quickly, maintaining vital breathability.
• The conditioner in Wool Wash effectively removes all odours, deodorising the fabric to keep people smelling fresh when wearing their woollen layers.
• Wool Wash ensures that woollen garments stay soft and comfortable, as well as inhibiting the build-up of any pilling on the fabric. Garments look and feel newer for longer.
• It is easy-to-use in a washing machine with just 50ml of Wool Wash required (note: do not use fabric conditioner and do not use on waterproof clothing).
• Wool Wash can also be applied by hand, with just 25ml of product.


Nikwax Sandal Wash: for all non-waterproof footwear.
• Sandal Wash is the specialist deodorising cleaner for all non-waterproof footwear, removing built-in dirt whilst effectively freshening.
• It can be used on footbeds and insoles, aside from the main footwear material, to give an optimum clean.
• Sandal Wash helps prevent degradation of the shoes’ fabric and composition, caused by the build-up of bacteria. Footwear will last longer!
• It thoroughly deodorises footwear, banishing smells and reducing bacterial growth.
• Sandal Wash is easy to apply by hand: rinse footwear in water to remove loose dirt, use the sponge applicator to apply product all over the shoes/footbeds, rinse well with clean water and leave to dry naturally.

By providing as much advice as you can, on the importance of choosing and using the correct product aftercare, your customers will get more out of their outdoor clothing and footwear. By using Nikwax Sweatproofing, their kit will last much longer, which in turn helps to reduce the volume of garments and gear that end up in landfill. So not only do they help themselves by using Nikwax Sweatproofing, they are helping the environment too!