As with any quality piece of sporting or active wear / active lifestyle equipment, a sports bra needs to be cared for. The more care used in washing, the longer you can extend the life of the product.
However, no garment is made to last a lifetime, and sports bras - in general - should be considered for replacement every 6-12 months, based on how often you use them, how strenuously you use them, how often you wash them, and the process with which you wash them.
Please follow the care instructions found on the tag or packaging for each product. These are listed there to help you get the very most out of the product, they are recommended for best practice when washing your bra.
For the Shefit Ultimate Sports Bra, We recommend, simply, washing by hand and laying flat to dry. Feel free to remove the pads and hand wash those as well. Rinse and lay both flat to dry.
If you do prefer to machine wash your bra, please follow these instructions:
Use cold water, delicate cycle, and a lingerie bag. Do not use fabric softeners. Do not bleach. Lay flat to dry. Keep all straps in place and hooked when washing and drying. Wash every 1 - 3 wears.