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.