A Washing Guide
A Washing Guide


Important information to help you keep your uniform sharp .

Taking care of fast dry fabrics

Modern fabrics are designed for easy care and comfort but they should be washed and looked after differently. Cotton uniform is becoming rarer as crew are looking for light, comfortable and easy care clothing. Gone are the days of 90 degree washes or throwing your white t-shirts in a bucket of bleach. Follow some of the rules below and it will help extend the life of the garment.


  • Wash at maximum 40 degrees.
  • Hang to dry.
  • Try and use environmentally friendly washing liquids or powders.
  • Use a steamer instead of an iron or just the steam from the iron.
  • Wash light and dark colours separately.
  • Treat stains before washing. Use a product like vanish or K2R but warning do not leave for more than a couple of minutes.
  • Make sure velcro trimmings and zips are done up to avoid garments being damaged.


  • Use fabric softner, this damages the fibre in the fabric and can cause piling.
  • Use washing liquid with added bleach. Check the list of contents.
  • Try to avoid using tumble dryers. These can damage fabrics and also create a lot of static. If you don’t have an option use a low temperature setting.
  • Iron directly onto the fabric. You will create a shiny surface or worse burn the fibres.
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