Let’s face it, school uniforms are a bit of a pain to take care of. From the blazers that call for a dry clean, to white shirts with the yellow stains, all the different uniform elements require their unique care. The good news is that there are really easy ways to get on top of your school uniform care, plus this care also extends their lifespan. In this blog post, we will share our practical tips on how to take care of school uniforms and ensure they remain in excellent condition throughout the whole school year.
Tip 1: Read the Care Label
School uniforms come in various fabrics, each with its specific care requirements. Before you even think about washing or storing the uniform, take a moment to read the care label. It provides essential information about washing temperatures, drying methods, and any other special care instructions.
Tip 2: Pre-Treat Stains
Accidents happen, especially in a school setting. To prevent stains from setting in, treat them as soon as possible. Use our Tough Love Stain Removal to treat the stain - for more advice on how to stain removal then read our blog.
Tip 3: Spray instead of dry cleaning the blazer
Skip taking your blazer to the dry cleaners and give it a spritz instead. Our Clothing Spritz removes any impurities lingering on the fabric, and the natural anti-bacterial qualities in the spray helps you know that the blazer is cleaner. The essential oil based fragrance of White Tea and Mint also gets rid of the lingering school scents that the blazer carries.
Tip 4: Washing Basics
When it's time to wash the uniform, turn it inside out to prevent colour fading and preserve any embroidered details. Use a mild detergent to avoid any fabric damage, for example our Basil and Mandarin Leaf Detergent effectively washes at a low temperatures while also filling your home with stunning fragrances.
Tip 5: Drying Techniques
Air-drying is the gentlest method for drying school uniforms. Hang them on a clothes line or a drying rack to prevent stretching or shrinking. If the weather is not permitting you to air dry, then choose a low heat dryer setting.
Tip 6: Repair and Alterations:
Keep an eye out for any loose threads, missing buttons, or other minor issues. Mend any damages to prevent them from worsening, for this you can follow our repair guides and use our darning needles and mushroom are there to help. For any repairs that you cannot do yourself, our expert team of seamstresses are on hand for any needs, you can find out more information here.
By following these simple yet effective care tips, uniforms can remain in excellent condition for many school years to come! For more expert clothing care tips explore more of our blogs. For our whole range of detergents, mists, tools and accessories that are perfect for every type of fabric, explore our whole range.