Caring For Your Custom Clothing
Our customers often ask us if our embroidery and prints require any special care. The short answer is actually ‘no’. The majority of our work is for clients in demanding industries, so we source the best materials to ensure your branded workwear withstands heavy occupational use. Thus, the care and keeping of your prints and embroidery actually start before we have even touched the garment. In order to create a finished logo that will hold up over time, we make sure to begin with the right fabric and equipment. We use superior quality ink, the finest colourfast thread, and the best machines on the market to ensure that your designs will still be looking as good as new even after multiple washes. Our end results are made to last. However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of any garment. To help you get the most out of your workwear, we have collated a list of handy tips below. We have also included a useful guide to the symbols you find on a garment label. These instruct you how to care for your clothing, and must be followed to prevent issues such as shrinkage or colour loss.
How to keep your workwear looking as good as new:
Be sure to follow any special care instructions that apply to the garment itself.
Gentle hand-washing and air-drying are your best options.
For machine washing:
- turn the garments inside out to protect the printing/embroidery from abrasion
- when possible, avoid washing your branded items with clothing that has metal hardware such as zips
- use a mild washing powder and the lowest temperature that is practical
- only use bleaching products in the wash as a very last resort
- air dry whenever possible
With embroidery, dry cleaning isn’t recommended. If unavoidable, it must be done by a professional who is used to working with embroidery.
When ironing, turn the customised garment inside out and (if necessary) put a clean cloth over the design and iron over that.
Following this advice will help your custom workwear breeze through the daily wear and tear of life and look as good as the day you purchased it.