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.

Good options: OxiClean, Shout, Zout, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Fels Naptha Soap
All good for spot cleaning and helpful with grease

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 a 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 fluorescent 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 workwear can diminish the intensity of the fluorescent color. You want the color to be as visible as possible so the vest can be effective.

What Do Those Washing Instruction Icons Mean?

Hand Wash icon
Hand Wash icon

Do not bleach icon
Do not bleach icon

Tumble dry icon
Machine Wash icon

Do not dry icon.
Do not dry icon

Do not tumble dry icon
Do not tumble dry icon

drip_dry
Drip dry icon

Dry in the shade icon
Dry in the shade icon

Dry laying flat icon
Dry laying flat icon

Line dry icon
Line dry icon

Do not dry clean icon
Do not dry clean icon

Do not iron icon
Do not iron icon

Iron icon
Iron icon

Machine Wash icon
Machine Wash icon

Usually inside is a temperature. Sometimes the temperature is represented by dots to represent (1) low, (2) medium, (3) high heat.

Tumble dry icon
Tumble dry icon

Usually with dots inside to represent low, medium, high heat.