How do I care for my binder?
It is important to wash your binders regularly, especially in the warmer months, to get rid of all the sweat, germs, and oil that can transfer from your skin. This will also reduce the risk of rashes and itchiness.
Most binders are made of elastic materials that can easily wear down if washed in hot water and put in the drier.
Most binders will come with washing instructions but in general here is how to wash a binder.
You can either wash your binder on a delicate or gentle cycle, in cold or warm water with materials of similar weight. If your binder has clasps, close the clasps to prevent them from catching on to other things. You can also handwash your binder in the sink with a little detergent and warm water. Rinse it thoroughly to make sure you get out all the soap, and then hang it to dry.
Hanging your binder is generally better than putting it in a drawer because it helps maintain its shape.