Many of today’s school uniforms for girls look both stylish and worldly. That is why it is essential for them to be laundered properly. The following information can make laundry day simpler, and it will help you choose the right uniform for your girl at school.
Most blazers are made from a blend of wool and polyester, and therefore, they are normally dry-cleaned in order to maintain the fabric. However, with that being said, wool still can be laundered. Just don’t try to dry the material with conventional methods. Wool is a staple of the world’s natural fabrics. As a result, sheared-off sheep’s wool keeps children extra warm, as well as fashionably dressed.
When washing a wool and polyester blend, or when washing only wool, keep the machine setting on the “Delicates” cycle. Some washing machines also feature a wool setting. Still, if you want to play it extra safe, dry cleaning your woollen clothing is advised.
Shirts and Blouses
Most shirts and blouses designed for a school girl uniform are made from a polyester and cotton blend. Therefore, this type of apparel can be hand-washed or machine-washed on the gentle cycle. Use warm water when cleaning the garment and avoid using any bleach. To keep the garment in tip-top condition, drip-dry it in the shade. You can also tumble-dry a blouse or shirt of this type on a low heat setting.
Caring for Knitwear
Knitwear used for a school uniform, such as wool and nylon, should be machine-washed, inside out, on a “delicate” or “wool” cycle. When using a detergent, only use one that is wool-mark approved. Never use an enzyme-based detergent. Always used insect repellents when storing the clothing, especially if you plan on keeping it in a rarely used attic.
Taking Care of Clothing Made from Polyester and Viscose
For apparel made from polyester and viscose, such as pinafores, dresses, skirts, shorts, and trousers, never soak or bleach the fabric. Use a gentle cycle and wash in warm water. Then put the apparel through a cold rinse and normal spin. Never use a detergent either, especially those containing bleach. Gently pull the garment into shape and do not tumble dry. Instead, dry away from the direct light of the sun. Use a warm iron, but do not iron the logo. Polyester and viscose can also be dry-cleaned.
Polyester and Cotton Blends
A few particular garments, such as skirts, trousers, shirts, shorts, and dresses are also made of polyester and cotton blends. If a part of the uniform is made of this material, be sure to hand-wash or machine-wash the garment. Also, always fasten the zips. Drip dry in the shade and never use bleach on the material. You should never spray starch either, as it will negatively affect the fabric.
Garments Made of Rayon, Polyester, or Spandex
For garments made of rayon, polyester, or Spandex, wash the items in warm water on a gentle cycle. Never soak or bleach the apparel. Also, never use any detergent containing bleach. Gently pull the garment into shape, and do not tumble dry. Dry away from the direct light of the sun, and use a warm iron when pressing the clothing. Again, never iron the school logo on the apparel, as the image will become distorted and it may even melt.
Tracksuits made of microfibre should be hand-washed or washed on the gentle cycle in your washing machine. When washing tracksuits, always fasten the zips ahead of time. Drip-dry in the shade and never use bleach or spray starch on the fabric.