Reflective Apparel Factory Products
Care instructions for your VEA apparel:
Machine wash with like colors in cold water on a delicate cycle.
You may use a mild detergent.
No Bleach or Fabric Softener!
Tumble Dry on low heat. Remove immediately.
Do not Iron.
Do not Dry Clean.
We do have some suggestions for extending the life of your garments!
When you machine launder your garments, try to avoid adding garments with a rough finish to the wash. The microscopic glass beads on the retroreflective tape can be worn off by the rough treatment. Avoid throwing your garments in the wash with your work jeans!
Where it is easily possible, you should wash the garment inside out.
Similarly, to protect the reflective tape, avoid Fabric softener. One wash with fabric softener may significantly damage the reflective ability of the tape.
If you line dry your garments you will extend the life of the reflective tape. If you choose to machine dry, try to remove the garment immediately. The added heat of the garment against the drum, with other hot clothes piled on can damage the reflective tape.
Our polyester garments do not bleed, but other dark garments may. This may cause a slight reduction in the intensity of florescent color. Try to wash the garments with other light color fabrics.
Do not forget to wash your vests! We know you love to throw them in the truck and forget about them. The dirt from work wear can diminish the intensity of the florescent color. You want the color to be as visible as possible so the vest can be effective.
What do those washing instruction icons mean?
Machine Wash icon. Usually inside is a temperature. Sometimes the temperature is represented by dots to represent (1) low, (2) medium, (3) high heat.
Hand Wash icon.
Do not bleach icon.
Tumble dry icon. Usually with dots inside to represent low, medium, high heat.
Do not dry icon.
Do not tumble dry icon.
Drip dry icon.
Dry in the shade icon.
Dry laying flat icon.
Line dry icon.
Do not dry clean icon.
Do not iron icon.
Iron icon. Follows the same dots pattern as previous icons.