Most class A uniforms are made from of 100% wool (trousers), a polywool blend (shirts and trousers), 100% polyester (shirts and trousers), or polycotton blend (shirts and trousers). Many of these fabrications can be easily maintained, even in the absence of professional cleaning , such as dry cleaners. In collaboration with Burlington Raeford, Flying Cross has outlined information below to be used as a guide to help you care for your uniform garments.
POLYWOOL BLEND SHIRTS AND TROUSERS
Flying Cross polywool blends include: Legend 55% polyester/45% wool (trousers only) and Justice 75% polyester/25% wool (shirts and trousers). Most polywool blends are dry cleaned, but in the absence of professional cleaning services, you can easily maintain your garments by following these rules:
-Always wash your garments in cold water wash on the gentle cycle.
-NEVER add bleach or any type of bleach additives when laundering.
-NEVER add fabric softners or dryer sheets.
-Tumble dry on LOWEST heat setting. This is VERY IMPORTANT to avoid damaging your garments.
-Remove garments when they are slightly damp, or just dry
100% WOOL TROUSERS
We are currently collaborating with Burlington Raeford to perform testing
on 100% wool fabric. Once complete, we will communicate the best
methods to maintaining the fabric. Our current recommendation is:
- Hand wash your wool trouser using Wool-Lite only.
- Hang dry. DO NOT use a machine dryer for your wool trousers.
100% POLYESTER AND POLYCOTTON
SHIRTS AND TROUSERS
Our 100% polyester (Command) and polycotton (Cross FX, Cross FX Elite
and Valor) programs offer easy care.
- Wash your garments in warm or cold water (avoid using hot water).
- Wash your garments inside out to maintain color vibrancy.
- Tumble dry on LOWEST setting