Garment Care

Looking after your Clothes that Work purchases

If you look after your garments correctly you can enjoy and keep your Clothes that Work garments looking great for longer.

Washing

Only wash garments that are washable and always follow the individual care instructions stitched inside the garment.

Never cram too much into the washing machine as this will hinder thorough washing and may cause creasing.

Heavily soiled clothes should be washed on their own. Also, whites should always be washed separately from dark and bright colours.

We recommend that you use a recognised branded detergent, especially for fabrics with a wool content. Never use plain pack or budget detergents.

The use of fabric softener and conditioner may be detrimental to the performance of some garments, particularly knitwear, polyester crepe de chine and garment linings.

We recommend washing in warm water, or at least from time to time. Most detergents work better in warm water and the garments become cleaner/whiter.

Always wash garments inside out (if you can remember).

Drying

Never overdry garments.

Extra hot or extra long time in the dryer often shortens the life of garments. It can also precipitate breakdown of the fabric.

Don’t leave white garments in direct sunlight if you can avoid it. UV can cause white garments to go grey quite noticeably.

 

Care Labels

Your garments contain labels that tell you how to care for them. Its important information so read it as this will help your uniforms last longer.

Handwash only

Do not wash

Machine wash 40°C max

Do not tumble dry

Can be tumbled dry

Can be tumbled dry on low heat

Can be tumbled dry on high heat

Cool iron 110°C max

Warm iron 150°C max

Hot iron 200°C max

Do not iron

Suitable for dry cleaning

Do not dryclean

Do not bleach

Bleach may be used

Storage

Garments should be hung with space around them so they don’t get squashed or creased. They need to be placed in a wardrobe or covered to protect them from dust.

 


Clothes that work for all industry types

In a busy workplace enviroment, it's essential to have
garments that look great, fit well and are easily cared for.