Garment Care Tips – the 411

   September 5, 2017    No Comments on Garment Care Tips – the 411

Clothing, especially your security uniforms, is worth taking care of. Proper clothing care will save you time, money and will insure that you look your best. Here are some simple tips to take care of your garments:

Care Labels Are Key – Every garment that you purchase has a care label. Always consult the label as it may contain specific care instructions for that fabric. For example, a twill shirt care label will instruct you to machine wash in cold water with similar colors on a gentle cycle – do not bleach and tumble dry with medium heat, use a warm iron if needed.

Treat Stains Immediately – If the garment is machine washable, use a spot remover that is appropriate for the type of stain and fabric. Test the spot remover on an inside seam before using on the stain. If you are taking the garment to the dry cleaner, point out any spots so the stains can be given extra attention.

Pressing, Steaming and Eliminating Wrinkles – When you iron or press clothes, use the proper heat setting for the type of fabric. An iron that is too hot can ruin fabrics. Steam can assist you with eliminating wrinkles from cottons, polyester, blends and wool. And, if you hate to iron try a clothing wrinkle remover – you just spray it on the garment and tug on it gently to smooth out the wrinkles. The spray works great, especially on wool and knits.

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