Embroidery is a masterpiece. Whether done by hand or machine, each embroidery work features elaborate stitching and thin, coloured thread. The slender threads, although made with superb quality materials, can still be prone to damages over time if you don’t follow proper care and cleaning procedures.
Embroidered work uniforms, as they are being worn frequently, can even be subjected to more rigorous washing. So if you want to keep your embroidered clothes looking shmick and spotless for years to come, then you should follow the right care and washing techniques.
It can be a bit inconvenient, but hand-washing your clothes can save you money on electricity, gives you a little exercise, and is typically gentler on your clothing. When hand-washing your embroidered work uniforms, make sure to use a mild detergent. Best not to use chlorine bleach or optical brightening agents. If you really need to bleach, opt for non-chlorine bleach.
For machine washing, make sure to turn the garments inside out first to protect the embroidery. Use cold water and set the machine to delicate cycle. If you happen to spot colour residues in the water, best to rinse your embroidered garments in lukewarm water first and then in cold water several times until the rinse water appears clear.
Once wash cycle is completed, remove your clothes straightaway. Don’t leave any piece of embroidered clothing soaking in water or lying in a pile when wet. Turn the dryer to normal setting. Avoid squeezing your embroidered garments roughly or rubbing stained embroidery. Always let them air-dry.
You can also choose to have your embroidered uniforms dry-cleaned. However, extreme care should be taken, especially when it comes to embroidery works in darker colours. Avoid the use of pre-spotting agents.
Embroidered garments should always be ironed on the reverse side. To keep from flattening or distorting the embroidery, place a soft, thick towel on the iron board just under the garment. Don’t wet the embroidery before ironing. Also, don’t use steam iron as this may cause the embroidery to shrink or wrinkle.
If you need to iron the garment on the right side up, place a pressing cloth on top of the garment covering the embroidery and iron around it. This will keep the threads from tearing or possibly melting.
If you need work uniforms that look professional and stylish at the same time, be sure to check out our styles. We do onsite embroidery not only for work uniforms and corporate apparel but also for t-shirts, hats, towels and other items. We’re sure you’re going to love our unique designs! You’re welcome to browse our works.