Fabric and Care

FR Clothing Selection and Maintenance

Options and Advantages

Today’s flame-resistant (FR) clothing marketplace offers a wide selection of fabric options, each offering different advantages and requiring certain variations in care and laundering procedures. Learn more about selecting the right FR fabric for your needs, as well as how to care for your clothing to preserve its flame-resistant qualities and maximize its wear life, with these tips from Workrite Uniform Company.

Choosing the Right FR Fabric

When selecting an FR fabric, there are several important factors to consider, including:

  • Level of protection
  • Cost
  • Wear life
  • Comfort
  • Color selection
  • Care requirements
  • Availability

Each of these factors may vary depending on the fabric itself, as well as the manufacturer that produces the FR clothing. To learn more about how to determine which fabric is the best fit for your company and evaluate the overall quality of an FR garment, watch our Evaluation Basics video and review our fabric comparison chart.

Fr Clothing Care

Properly caring for your FR clothing can help it last longer and continue to perform optimally. To ensure you know how to correctly wear, wash and maintain your garments, it is important to carefully follow instructions provided on the manufacturer’s care label. However, there are some basic care requirements that are applicable to all FR workwear:

  • Wash new garments prior to wearing
  • Wash separately from standard clothing
  • Avoid using chlorine bleach
  • Ensure clothing is clean and in good repair before each wearing
  • Thoroughly remove any oils and flammable contaminants from clothing
  • Repair clothing using only FR fabric, thread and components; return garments to manufacturer for repair or use an authorized repair facility

PerfectPress® Process for Nomex® Garments

Primary benefits include:

  • Improves garment appearance even after many launderings
  • Improves permanent press performance over the life of the garment
  • Eliminates seam puckering caused by differential shrinkage of thread
  • Reduces fabric shrinkage in laundering
  • Eliminates differential shrinkage in different areas of garment
  • Permanently heat-sets creases

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

As an ISO 9001:2008-certified company, participant in numerous industry associations and standards-writing organizations, and owner of numerous trusted brands, Workrite Uniform’s expertise is backed by a steadfast commitment to superior protection and quality.