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Published on Monday, October 9, 2017

Demspey Keeping it Fresh: How to Properly Care for Your Uniforms


Uniforms don't last forever, but there are many simple ways to keep them looking vibrant and brand new for as long as possible. Better care means that your uniforms will last long enough to give you the most out of your uniform investment before you need to spend again on a replacement. Plus, you'll always look your best to your clients.

1. Pick high-quality uniforms.
The quality of the material and the construction of your work uniforms is already one-half of what makes great-looking uniforms. When picking uniform materials, consult with an expert and go for something that works best for your industry - stain-resistance, thickness or lightness, etc.

2. Don't let stains sit on the uniforms long.
Treat them as quickly as possible. This is equally important for the uniforms of both the employees who face the clients like receptionists and waiters as well as those who stay behind closed doors. Stains don't just look unsightly. They can get stuck on the fibers of your uniform and cause them to discolor or worse, become brittle. Treat the stain on the spot or wash it right off before the stain gets a chance to stick to the fabric.

3. Treat according to care label instructions.
This may have been said one too many times, but we can't overemphasize just how important it is to treat uniforms - or any clothes for that matter - according to the care label instructions. Different fabrics react differently to different water temperatures, cleaning agents and drying methods. Following these specific instructions means that you're not doing anything that will damage your uniform's material. So, the colors, the fibers, and the whole look will stay topnotch for as long as possible.

4. Proper storage is key.
Properly storing your uniforms does not necessarily mean fancy clothing jackets and a specialized, temperature-treated wardrobe. Proper storage means that after washing and pressing, the clothes are neatly hung or folded and protected from humidity, heat and dust. This lengthens the lifespan of your material and keeps the color vibrant for as long as possible.

Caring for your uniforms doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. To learn more about great quality uniforms, proper care, or to get more information on uniform rental, call Dempsey Uniform & Line Supply at 800.378.8060 to speak with one of our consultants!
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