We want you to get the most out of your garments. That’s why we’ve created this extensive guide. We work to create the highest quality uniforms by sourcing quality fabrics and manufacturers, but nothing is bulletproof, and uniforms that are worn day-in, day-out will wear over time. By following our care principles we are confident you will be satisfied with the life of your garments.

Our Commitment to You

We strive to provide the best quality products, and we guarantee that our fabrics have all been tested thoroughly and will not shrink or bleed in colour. Occasionally, minor faults do occur, and if for any reason a product doesn’t live up to our promise then we will repair or replace faulty items at no charge, and we thank you for your understanding if this arises.

Embroidery

Our embroidery is done in Australia by our trusted supplier. The standard embroidery thread used is polyester and is tested to ensure the colour won’t run, as long as you do not soak your shirts in bleach or hard chemicals.

Never iron directly over the embroidery. Iron around it or on the reverse side on a cooler setting.

SHIRT CARE

Fabrics

Our entire shirting range is made from lightweight, cotton-rich fabrics. Where we use a poly blend, our fabric is majority cotton and designed to be cool, comfortable and robust. Our 100% cotton fabrics are of the highest quality, made in Europe with 2-ply cottons to ensure the fibre strength and colour integrity are superior and the fabric has a lightweight, very smooth finish.

What to expect

Over time, shirts will fade and loose their shine, especially if they are exposed to lots of sun and harsh washing conditions. The longevity of your shirt depends on factors such as detergents used, the environment, how often it’s worn and washed, and how it’s cared for.

If you work full-time we highly recommend you have one shirt for each day of the week, which should give you around 12 months’ wear before the shirts needs replacing if you follow our care instructions. If worn twice a week, you’ll get around 8 months’ wear.

How to care for your shirt

Our shirts all come with care instructions stitched to the inside of your shirt-side seam. Below is a detailed version of our shirt care instructions, and you can also download our PDF here and share with your team.

Washing

  • Machine wash, in cold or warm water (avoid hot)
  • Unbutton shirt before washing
  • Keep brights vibrant by washing inside out
  • Wash dark and light colours separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Dry in shade
  • Do not soak or bleach for extended periods of time
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals and choose a gentle detergent
  • We suggest you avoid dry cleaning – ask your dry cleaner to launder your shirts instead of dry cleaning

Ironing

  • Iron on cotton setting and ensure there is water in the iron
  • To assist with ironing, spray with cold water before ironing
  • Iron collar flat on the ironing board, wrong side up, and press from outer point towards the centre of the collar. Turn collar over to repeat
  • Press the sleeves beginning with the inside of the cuff then the outside. Hold the collar and cuff taut so they don’t crease
  • Hang shirts, preferably on wooden hangers
  • Watch our video for live tips on ironing

BLOUSE CARE

Fabrics

Our entire blouse range is made from lightweight crepe georgette. This lightweave crepe fabric has twisted yarns in warp and weft, creating a grainy texture with a sheer, free and floaty finish. The georgette is 100% polyester.

What to expect

While robust, georgette can be prone to getting pulls due to its soft, grainy texture, so take care not to catch garments on sharp edges. The fabric is fade resistant (unless soaked or bleached) and is very easy to care for.

If you work full-time we highly recommend you have one shirt for each day of the week, which should give you around 12 months’ wear before the shirts needs replacing if you follow out care instructions. If worn twice a week, you’ll get around 8 months’ wear.

How to care for your blouse

  • Machine wash shirt in cold or warm water, or hand wash
  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash darks and lights separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not soak for extended periods of time
  • Do not bleach
  • If ironing is needed, iron on a cool setting

POLO AND T-SHIRT CARE

Fabrics

Our custom polo and t-shirt range is pure cotton with a small component of stretch. The Uniform Edit polo range has been designed with fabric quality at the forefront. We offer two fabrics: a piquet cotton, which is a durable fabric covered in a tiny dotted pattern than makes it appear quilted; and a mercerised cotton, where a process applied to the cotton after weaving creates a lustre finish, a more durable handle and a stronger intensity of colour.

What to expect

The polo shirts will last only if treated in the same manner as a high quality business shirt, not a throw-away tee. Being a cotton stretch fabric, the polo has the tendency to stretch if not treated with care and to shrink if placed in the dryer.

If you work full-time we highly recommend you have one polo shirt for each day of the week, which should give you around 8 months’ wear before the shirts needs replacing if you follow out care instructions. If worn twice a week, you’ll get around 6 months’ wear.

How to care for your polo

  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Warm or cold machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Cool iron if required
  • Screen printing

If your polo or t-shirt has been screen printed, please note that it is definitely not dry cleanable. You can follow the same care instructions as above. When ironing, do not iron over the transfer or screen print as the heat of the iron will melt the transfer.

CHINO CARE

Fabrics

Our chino range is designed with ease and comfort in mind. The fabric is a cotton stretch – 98% cotton and 2% elastane. The stretch component means the chinos move with your movement and the cotton ensures comfort, especially in warmer months. The fabric has a slight lustre finish to ensure depth of colour.

What to expect

Being cotton, the chino product is a machine-washable product that can be easily cared for without dry cleaning. It will require more frequent washing then a suit trouser, but try not to wash after every wear. Air your chinos out at the end of day so that you can wear them a few times before washing, which will increase their life. For a full-time worker we recommend three chinos to rotate through the week, giving you up to 12 months’ wear. If rotating two pairs you may need to replace after around 8 months.

How to care for your chinos

  • Machine wash in cold water on a gentle cycle
  • Hand washable
  • Dry cleanable, but preferably ask to launder instead
  • Do not soak
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Hang in shade to dry – sun will fade the fabric
  • If there is a small stain on your chinos, use a clean damp cloth and gently blot to remove the stain
  • Make sure iron is on the cotton setting when ironing chinos

TROUSER/SKIRT CARE – WOOL BLEND AND POLYESTER

Fabrics

Our trouser and skirt suiting pieces are designed with ease and comfort in mind. Fabrics all have a small content of stretch for comfort – with some fabrics being a full polyester blend and the other line a wool/polyester blend. Both fabrics can be cared for in the same way.

What to expect

Being a wool/polyester blend the trousers and skirts are a machine-washable product that can be easily cared for without dry cleaning. To ensure longevity, don’t wash your bottoms weekly if possible. Air your trousers or skirt at the end of day so that you can wear them a few times before washing. For a full-time worker we recommend three bottoms to rotate through the week, giving you up to 12 months’ wear. If rotating two bottoms you may need to replace after around 8 months.

How to care for your trousers and skirt

  • Machine wash in cold water on a gentle cycle
  • Hand washable
  • Dry cleanable, but preferably ask to launder instead
  • Do not soak
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Hang in shade to dry – sun will fade the fabric
  • If there is a small stain on your bottoms, use a clean damp cloth and gently blot to remove the stain
  • Make sure iron is on the wool or polyester setting when ironing – a cool setting is required

JACKETS – WOOL BLEND, POLYESTER AND COTTON

Fabrics

Our jackets are designed with ease and comfort in mind. Fabrics all have a small content of stretch for comfort – with some fabrics being a full polyester blend, 100% cotton and another line a wool/polyester blend. All fabrics can be cared for in the same way.

What to expect

A jacket does not require frequent washing – as you are always wearing something underneath, cleaning isn’t always necessary. Air your jacket out after each wear on coat hanger. Hanging in the bathroom during a hot shower is a great way to freshen it up as the steam will air it out and gently remove any wrinkles. Under no circumstance should you wash a jacket – it will need to be dry cleaned at all times. If you get a slight stain out try and blot it out with a clean towel or napkin dipped in soda water. For a full-time worker we recommend two jackets to rotate through the week, giving you up to 12 months’ wear.

How to care for your jackets

  • Do not machine or hand wash
  • Dry clean only
  • Do not soak
  • Do not tumble dry
  • If there is a small stain on your bottoms, use a clean damp cloth and gently blot to remove the stain
  • Don’t iron, instead steam your jacket. If you don’t have steamer hang in bathroom during a hot shower to steam out any wrinkles.
  • Always hang on a hanger with wider shoulders – do not use thin hangers or wire coat hangers as it will warp the shoulders

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