Garment care

Washing instructions for Argyle garments

Overalls, shirts and trousers:

  • Wash with similar colours
  • Gentle machine wash – warm. Maximum temperature 60 degrees celcius with normal process.
  • Wash with neutral detergent, PH 7 to 8.5
  • Do not soak for a long time (to avoid colour transfer)
  • Do not bleach (only chlorine bleach, but not recommended)
  • Medium ironing temperature to not exceed 120 degrees celcius. Pad a larger cloth on reflective tape when ironing. Steam-iron not recommended
  • Tumble dry at low temperature (not exceeding 50 degrees celcius)
  • Dry-cleaning with normal cycle.
 

Hi Vis Polos:

  • Wash with similar colours
  • Gentle machine wash - warm
  • Do not soak or bleach
  • Maximum wash at 40 degrees celcius and Tumble dry cool setting
  • Warm iron
  • Not dry cleanable.
 

Rainwear:

  • Warm water machine wash on gentle cycle
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • To ensure this product provides you the maximum protection from the elements, we recommend that you take note of the following points:
  • The fabric features a waterproof/breathable membrane and needs to be thoroughly dry prior to folding or storage, as being left wet will cause premature breakdown, and ultimately leakage

  • Acids found in animal waste can also have adverse effects on this fabric if left in contact for extended periods, and should be removed by machine washing as soon as practical

  • PVC or similar product is recommended for Dairy shed use

  • The manufacturers guarantee does not cover products that have broken down as a result of points mentioned above.

Handy Hints!

Did you know if you have your garment dry-cleaned 1 out of every 5 washes this will remove tar or stubborn stains and extend the lifetime of your garment.

Shrinkage Prevention:

Heat is not your friend if you’re trying to avoid shrinking your clothes, especially those which are made of natural fibres like cotton and wool. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can avoid it by simply reducing the heat in your dryer or by using a clothesline. The truth is that your washing machine is equally capable of shrinking your clothes, and not just with the wrong water temperature. Agitation is what causes animal fabrics like wool, mohair and cashmere to shrink, which is why it’s best to have them dry cleaned.Cotton, while not an animal fabric, is a natural one and can therefore present certain challenges when trying to prevent shrinkage. Cotton shrinks because of the tension that is applied to its yarn and fabrics during the construction of the clothing. The tension is released by heat from the washer, dryer, steam and even sunlight, which causes the fabric to be reduced to its natural size. This is why most cotton clothing will shrink during its first washing.

Here are a few suggestions for how to keep fabric from fading, the natural way:

Salt: Add a tablespoon of salt to the wash, and the chloride will help our clothing pack a colourful punch when it comes out of the dryer. The reason? Chloride found in salt actually helps to seal the colour in fabrics, thus keeping it from fading. Try this out on your finished quilts to keep the colours bright, or treat your clothing. Everything, including handmade garments, should come out of the wash with all of its colour intact. But what if your fabrics have already faded? Some say that salt can actually help restore the brightness of over-laundered and dull fabrics.

Cold water: Washing fabrics in cold water will not only help you cut down on your bills, but it will also help to keep your fabric colours from fading. Pair the cold water cycle with a colour brightening detergent to boost your colours in the wash.

Vinegar: Did you know that white vinegar can help to keep fabric colours from fading? If you add half a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, the liquid will freshen up your laundry and help colours maintain their intensity. Prior to a first washing, you can also soak dark fabrics for 30 minutes in water mixed with half a cup of vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt to help set the dyes. Organic Authority shares more tips on using vinegar to help fabric colours set.

Baking soda: It’s not just for keeping your teeth white (or erasing odours from your fridge). Baking soda can also be added to your laundry to help fabrics maintain their brightness. Add half a cup of baking soda during the wash cycle to try it out.

Air drying: If you want to help your fabrics maintain their colour after washing, you can let them hang to air dry. But remember to keep them out of the sun for best results, since exposure to the sun can fade fabrics even quicker than a spin cycle.