It is important to always follow the washing instructions for each individual product if you want to ensure that your workwear retains its original functionality and comfort. The washing instructions are always written specifically for the product. It is even more important to follow the washing instructions when dealing with safety functionality in workwear, e.g. when you wash your flame-retardant workwear. If this workwear is washed incorrectly it can put you at risk, since it can reduce the effectiveness of the workwear’s protective properties partially or entirely.
All workwear should ideally be washed when dirty, but this is even more important with reflective clothing, since dirt reduces the clothing’s reflective effect. Avoid washing workwear with products containing bleach. This applies especially to reflective clothing, as it reduces the clothing’s reflective properties. Follow the dosage guide for your washing product.
If your clothing has ‘industrial washing’ on the label, it can be washed in accordance with the guidelines for industrial washing, EN ISO 15797. This standard describes e.g. how the clothing should be washed, how it should be dried and the washing products that may be used.
Close zips, buttons and Velcro strips when you wash your clothing. This reduces wear on the clothing and thereby extends its life, as well as preventing these components from breaking in the wash. Knee pad inserts must be removed before washing, unless they are specifically designed to be able to be washed together with the trousers. Belts and braces must also be removed prior to washing. Empty all pockets of loose objects, as these can make holes in the clothing and damage the washing machine.
Normal machine wash, max. 95ºC
Normal machine wash, max. 90ºC
Normal machine wash, max. 85ºC
Normal machine wash, max. 60ºC
Normal machine wash, max. 40ºC
Normal machine wash, max. 30ºC
Wash by hand
Not suitable for washing
May be professionally dry cleaned
Do not dry clean
May be treated with bleach
Do not bleach
Workwear that is very dirty can be prewashed, but normally this is not necessary. Avoid leaving the clothing to soak with washing product – undissolved washing product can damage the material. Avoid using fabric softeners completely, as these can impair the material and its functionality. If there is a membrane in the product, using fabric softener will destroy it – and this will not be accepted as a reason for returning the product.
Ideally you should avoid tumble drying your workwear. If you choose to tumble dry your workwear, you must always follow the instructions for tumble drying (see the care label on the clothing).
May be tumble dried at max. 50ºC
May be tumble dried at max. 80ºC
Do not tumble dry
Here you can see the symbols for ironing
Iron at low temperature, max. 110ºC
Iron at medium temperature, max. 150ºC
Iron at high temperature, max. 200ºC
Do not iron
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