Proper Maintenance Extends Uniform Life

Issue 11 and Volume 127.

Proper Maintenance Extends Uniform Life Although uniforms are normally designed for long wearing and durable service, proper maintenance can further extend this life by as much as one third, according to a report issued by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers. “Most uniforms should easily last a minimum of one year, or 200 wearings,” said Howard A. Wolfe, executive secretary of the association. “The personal care by the wearer can, however, increase the life span of the uniform.” In order to help uniform users get the most out of their garments, the association has issued several general care and maintenance suggestions. All garments carry maintenance labels which should be referred to for more specific information. Dry wash-and-wear uniforms carefully. Too much drying can damage material. Remove the garments from the dryer and hang them up while they are still slightly damp. Turn wash-and-wear slacks inside out when washing. This will…

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