How to remove stains and wash garments

If you work in the hospitality industry, then you know that uniforms can get pretty dirty, fast. And while bleach is an effective way to clean them, it can also be harsh on the fabric and bad for the environment. So what's the best way to wash your uniforms without bleach?

Follow these simple steps to remove stains and launder your garments.

Step 1 

Firstly remove any items from pockets. Separate white garments from dark garments and wash them separately. Then check garments for stubborn stains before placing them in the washing machine. 

Step 2 

To remove stains from your Cream Collection hospitality wear, it is important to take a proactive approach. 

One effective method for stain removal is to spray some "Vanish" onto the stain. Add a sprinkle of water, rub the stain and leave it in place for 1 to 5 minutes. This will help to relax the stain so that it is easier to remove without damaging the fabric. 

DO NOT soak your clothes in Sodium Percarbonate solutions or bleaching agents as these will damage the fabric and cause the fabric to deteriorate quickly.

Step 3

After waiting for the stained area to relax, place all garments of similar colour into the washing machine. When washing your Cream Collection uniforms or any cotton clothing, use environmentally friendly washing powders. Wash garments at 40 degrees, rinse and spin at about 800 revolutions. 

Step 4

DO NOT tumble dry your garments, as this will deteriorate the fabric quickly and tumble drying on high heat "bakes" in creases which makes ironing very difficult. Tumble drying is also harmful to the environment and is expensive on your power bill!

We recommend hanging and drying your garments outside in the shade. Fresh air is free. 

One key step is to always hang your Cream Collection chef jacket or chef shirt jacket on a plastic hanger with the top button fastened. The weight of the wet garment will help to maintain its shape and reduce creasing. 

Step 5

Once your Cream Collection garment is dry, iron and steam it to achieve a crisp and professional look.

By following these tips, you can clean your hospitality uniforms effectively without damaging the fabric or harming the environment. And that's something we can all feel good about.

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