Fleece fabrics are typically polyester based and have water repellent characteristics. Fleece clothing can be washed in the washing machine or even hand washed. The clothing should be turned inside-out and then washed in a gentle cycle.
Choose a detergent
Mild powdered detergents are preferred over liquid detergents, which might make the clothing lose its water resistance.
Wash and rinse the clothing
Set the washing machine on a gentle wash cycle. After washing, the clothing must be rinsed thoroughly to completely remove the detergent.
Dry the clothing
If using a dryer, set it on a low temperature and remove the fleece clothing as soon as the cycle is over. It can also be hung in the open air to dry.