Garment Aftercare

Caring for your Embroidery Express Garments


WASHING

Before washing, always look at the care label and carefully follow the instructions. Most good quality detergents, washing machines and fabrics are manufactured to ensure that when the stated instructions are adhered to and the garment is washed according to the said temperature and dried as per the procedures mentioned; they will wash well and look good after each wash.


The following points should be used as guidelines for all garments:
•     Before washing, close all zips, undo buttons, check pockets for loose or sharp objects, flatten out collars and cuffs.
•     Always refer to the Label before Washing.
•     Always check to ensure the Washing Machine is not overloaded
•     Use a good quality detergent and ensure that the right amount of detergent is used.


PRINTING


Owing to the numerous processes and techniques used for printing on garments, we strongly recommend that a single garment is printed on, then washed and tested to ensure it meets your requirements before bulk printing. 


Care should be taken to ensure the right kind of pigments/printing dyes are used while printing and the optimum temperature/heat levels are not exceeded. Violation of standards and procedures will result in the garment loosing it’s feel/lustre as well as weakening of the fabric and overall garment performance.


GARMENT SHRINKAGE


Excessive Shrinkage is primarily due to factors such as heat and major agitation during the wash cycle. Always wash as per instructions stated on the care label.


FADING DUE TO SUNLIGHT


The effects of fading due to Sunlight are both harmful & irreversible. Constant and prolonged exposure to sunlight should be reduced as far as possible.


PILLING & BOBBLING


Abrasion and lack of care/timely washing of the garment leads to fibre balls appearing on the surface of the fabric. Remove by mild surface brushing.


TRIMS/ACCESSORIES BREAKING OFF


Trims & accessories like zippers, toggles, pocket lining and elastic cords are constructed for normal usuage. Extensive abuse of the garment involving sharp objects, work areas with machinery and even the odd outburst of brute force results in the garment being damaged. 


Precaution & Care should be taken at all times.


COLOUR STAINING


Wash similar coloured garments together. Do not leave damp garments together for any length of time.


If you have any questions about the washing conditions of your garments you can contact us and a member of the team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry