It is easy to maintain our gowns and keep them beautiful through time.
Just follow the simple care instructions suggested by us and avoid non-tested treatments and products.
Immerse the article exclusively in cold water and leave it soak for at least 4 hours.
Wash garments in the washing machine, using a regular detergent with NO optical brighteners, check labels.
Do not use any additives.
Wash at 40°C/104°F or if the fabric can sustain a higher temperature and you wish to disinfect it, wash at 60°C/140°F for 30 minutes. Check your label for maximum temperature.
If you need to sterilize the gown at 140°C/284°F, please note the fabric will shrink by 2-4%, corresponding to one size. Not all of our models can be subject to this process, because some of the accessories do not bear temperatures higher than 90°C/194°F.
Iron the cotton garments while slightly wet article using a steamer. The wash and wear PET fabric does not need to be ironed.
Articles subject to different care other than the suggested instructions, will not be covered by warranty.
‘How should I wash them?’
Carefully read the garment label and maintenance suggested in our catalogs where the appropriate temperatures and wash cycles are explained. Generally, we advise against using clothes dryer. However, it is possible to tumble-dry the garments at very low temperatures (i.e. delicate) and still avoid shrinking.
‘The white ones are grey or yellow after washing’
Rewashing with a detergent that contains sodium-bicarbonate (baking soda) should suffice. The yellowish color is due to the overuse of whitening agents and the greyish color is due to the use of the wrong type of detergents or mixing whites and colors.
‘Yellow stains have appeared.’
This results from excess bleach or the direct application of bleach to the garment. We recommend rinsing the garment at 40º, skipping the spin cycle and the rewashing at 30º with sodium-bicarbonate (baking soda).
‘Blue streaks have appeared.’
This is due to an excess of softener or laundry detergents. A thorough rinsing with clean water should make them disappear.
‘The material is difficult to iron.’
At the onset our materials are difficult to iron, over time with each washing they become softer something that we consider a mark of quality. The material can be softened, making it easier to iron, by soaking it in lye. Be aware that while doing this softens the material it will weaken the fibers making the garment less durable.
‘The new one isn't as soft as the old one.’
This is absolutely normal. Please refer to the point listed above.
‘My coat/scrubs have stretched or shrunk.’
Our materials are guaranteed sanfor +/- 2%. This means that the scrubs will progressively shrink up to 2 cm and the coats up to 1 cm. Shrinking is bound to occur if the material is washed at temperatures higher than those indicated on the label or tumbled-dry at a temperature higher than that recommended for the garment. The percentage of the shrinkage will augment based on the temperature to which the material is subjected. ‘The color is opaque after the wash.’
Normally rinsing with clean water should return it to its original condition. This problem usually results from the residue of washing detergent deposited in the material´s fibers.
‘The color has degraded.’
Our dyes are especially resistant due to the fact that they are destined for sanitary use. Regardless if special color detergents are not used the tone of the garment may change. Laundering products claiming to be ¨universal¨ usually contain whitening agents or color additives that diminish the strength of the color.
‘The material has broken fibers or small holes.’
If the material comes in contact with acidic products a progressive weakening of the fibers occurs. We advise against the use of stain removers. To remove stains please read the suggestions provided on our web page and in our catalogue
Other Questions? Contact us at 269-273-5047 or drop us an email at Luxuryitalianuniforms@gmail.com
Suggested detergents with “no optical brighteners” double check the labels for confirmation