Taking care of your uniform sweater doesn’t have to be complicated. With these simple tips, you can ensure that your knitwear looks great and stays in top shape, wash after wash. Follow the best practices outlined in this blog to reduce waste and extend the life of your uniform sweaters.
#1 Stick To The Care Instructions
The care label isn’t just for knitwear—it applies to all types of clothing. It’s your trusted guide for understanding how to care for your clothes properly. All COBMEX® sweaters come with care labels that tell you everything you need to know about washing, drying, and maintaining each uniform sweater.
#2 When In Doubt, Hand Wash
Hand-washing your sweater in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent is always a safe choice. Remember to gently squeeze the sweater and avoid wringing it. After rinsing, lay it flat on a clean towel and allow it to air dry.
#3 Don’t Over Wash
How often you wash your sweater depends on how and where you wear it. If it is worn directly against the skin or in a setting where it may get dirty, it’s a good idea to wash it after each use. If it’s a layering piece or worn in less demanding situations, you can space out the washings.
#4 Look Out for Trims
If your sweater has zippers, buttons, or hook and loop closures like VELCRO®, take extra care. Always fasten these trims before washing, whether in the machine or by hand, to avoid damage to your uniform sweater.
#5 To Machine Dry or Not To Machine Dry?
Air drying is the gentlest option for your knit sweater. However, certain fiber blends and knit constructions, like our proprietary Durapil™ and Durapil Ultra™ yarns, can be safely machine washed and dried. Make sure to check the care instructions to know if it’s recommended for your uniform.
#6 Fold, Never Hang
Here’s a final tip: never hang your uniform sweater. Folding knitwear prevents hanger marks and distortion, keeping it in great shape for longer.
At COBMEX, we are committed to providing high-quality uniform sweaters that can withstand the demands of your work environment. Our designs are engineered with the end user in mind. That’s why we prioritize comfort, functionality, and ease of maintenance. With many of our garments being machine washable and dryable, taking care of your uniform sweater is a breeze.
By following the 6 best practices outlined in this blog, you can take the guesswork out of sweater care. Remember to read and follow the care label instructions and properly wash, dry, and store your sweaters to keep both you and your uniforms looking great.
Interested in adding high-quality, durable knitwear to your uniform program? You’ll feel comfortable with your choice when choosing COBMEX®.
COBMEX® is the leading knitwear manufacturer, supplying sweaters for both the Corporate and Public Safety Industries globally. If you are looking for a trusted sweater manufacturer for your uniform program, contact us today.