Garment Care & Fabric Information

GARMENT CARE

Simply Smart Washing

To prolong the life and appearance of your 10 knots garments it is important to follow the instructions on the label. We recommend cold water washes which will save more than money, cold washes help lengthen the life of the clothes and preserves colour.

Wash lighter colours together and we highly recommend washing the dark fabrics separately and before wearing to avoid any dye transfer or colour bleeding. To be safe, always wash with other dark colours only (which we know you would do anyway).

We love our uniforms so much we recommend using a wash bag every wash – which is why we provide with each of your garments. Another hot tip ….zip up those zippers to preserve them longer!

Stain Removal

Wash your garments by the end of the same working day for ultimate results in removing stains. Leaving a stained garment for days (especially oils) will hamper your ability to properly clean the fabric. Do not spray spot cleaners on logos as this may cause the embroidery thread to run, permanently fade or change colour.

Oil Stains

Cold water wash only, never wash in hot water. Oil sitting on the surface of the fabric will be absorbed into the fibre deeper if washed in hot water and oil is unlikely to ever be removed.

FABRIC INFORMATION

Linen

Linen is the most comfortable natural fabric.It is the true fabric for warmer climates due to its smoothness and cool quality.

– It is a good conductor of heat and that is why it is so cool.

– It is a highly absorbent fabric and can rapidly lose water, which is good for summers and active work, as it can efficiently deal with perspiration.

It is very durable, strong and abrasion resistant.

Linen fabric can be cared for very easily. It naturally resists dirt and stains. It doesn’t tend to have lint or pills on its surface. Linen fabric can be dry cleaned, machine washed or steamed.

The only issue is that it has poor elasticity and wrinkles very easily, however when adding up the benefits, these limitations could be thought of as minor.

Polyester/Viscose/Lycra

This beautiful and functional combination was chosen specifically for its exceptional feel and ‘easy care’ properties.

The Polyester assures the easy care factor, the Viscose ensures the garment breathes and the small percentage of Lycra also contributes to your comfort and flattering fit.

We feel the Viscose is the key factor (our hero contributor), so here is some more information for you….

Most people assume that there are two kinds of fibres: natural ones, like cotton/wool/silk and artificial ones synthesised like nylon and polyester.

Viscose falls somewhere in between. The raw material for viscose is cellulose which is broken down either mechanically or chemically and reformed as fibres. Trees are 50% cellulose, cotton is 90% cellulose, so viscose is more accurately described as a natural, or recovered, fibre.

Viscose, with its natural origins has many unique properties. Viscose drapes and swings beautifully and the material is softer than cotton and springier than silk. It is comfortable to wear and is great for dying. It is its absorbency which makes Viscose so comfortable and fresh feeling to wear.