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Looking after your Arrow garments

Look after your garments correctly and you can keep and enjoy them looking great for longer.

    • Washing

      Only wash garments that are washable and always follow the individual care instructions stitched inside the garment.

      Never cram too much into the washing machine as this will hinder thorough washing and may cause creasing. 

      Heavily soiled clothes should be washed on their own. Also, whites should always be washed separately from dark and bright colours.

      We recommend that you use a recognised branded detergent, especially for fabrics with a wool content. Never use plain pack or budget detergents.

      The use of fabric softener and conditioner may be detrimental to the performance of some garments, particularly knitwear, polyester crepe de chine and garment linings.

      We recommend washing in warm water, or at least from time to time. Most detergents work better in warm water and the garments become cleaner/whiter.

      Always wash garments inside out (if you can remember).

    • Drying

      Never overdry garments.

      Extra hot or extra long time in the dryer often shortens the life of garments. It can also precipitate breakdown of the fabric.

      Don’t leave white garments in direct sunlight if you can avoid it. UV can cause white garments to go grey quite noticeably.

    • Care Labels

      Your garments contain labels that tell you how to care for them. Its important information so read it as this will help your uniforms last longer.


      • Handwash only
      • Do not wash
      • Machine wash 40°C max
      • Do not tumble dry
      • Can be tumbled dry
      • Can be tumbled dry on low heat
      • Can be tumbled dry on high heat
      • Cool iron 110°C max
      • Warm iron 150°C max
      • Hot iron 200°C max
      • Do not iron
      • Suitable for dry cleaning
      • Do not dryclean
      • Do not bleach
      • Bleach may be used
    • Storage

      Garments should be hung with space around them so they don’t get squashed or creased. They need to be placed in a wardrobe or covered to protect them from dust.

    • Stains

      When you get a stain, tackle it before it dries out. Soak up any excess mess, but do not try to remove the stain unless you know what you are doing.

      Often stain removers may be effective, but always test them first on a hidden part of the garment and follow the instructions carefully.

      Drycleaners are expert at removing stains. However, they need to know what the stain is so they can choose the most effective chemical. And, for best results, they need to treat the stain as soon as possible.

      One word of warning! Some home remedies can make matters worse – for example; treating a red wine stain with white wine just doubles the drycleaning work and is a waste of wine!

    • Contact us on

      050 UNIFORM (0508 643 676) to discuss your requirements.