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PFAS Landscape: A Crucial Turning Point for Uniform Manufacturers

The ubiquity of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), prevalent in various consumer products, has intensified a global health and environmental...

Choosing the Right Uniform Fabric for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, play a critical role in demanding work environments. One aspect often overlooked but essential...

UV Protection and the EU PPE Directive

UV damage is particularly high for people who work outdoors or with artificial UV radiation, such as welding. It’s important...

Detecting Microplastic Particles and Fibers

Awareness continues to grow as more research is conducted on the lasting, negative impact of microfibers. More reports show increased...

Biodegradation in Textiles

Accurate data is essential for product development and accurate product claims. Hohenstein developed a textile-specific biodegradation test to provide this...

Navigating Circularity and Recycling Terminology in the Uniform Clothing Industry

The evolution of the uniform clothing industry is marked by a growing commitment to sustainability. In light of these changes,...

Fiber Innovations: Transforming the Textile Landscape

Fibers are the fundamental building blocks of textiles, and advancements in fiber technology have revolutionized the textile industry. From natural...

Wicking Technology: Elevating Performance and Comfort in Textiles

Wicking technology refers to the ability of fabrics to quickly and efficiently transport moisture away from the skin to the...

Smart Textiles in the Uniform Industry: Revolutionizing Functionality and Performance

Smart textiles, also known as smart fabrics or e-textiles, are materials and textiles that incorporate electronic components and technologies to...

The Significance of Repellent Clothing in the Uniform Industry

Repellent clothing refers to garments that have been treated with specific substances or technologies to resist or repel various external...

Differentiating Stain Resistance and Stain Repellency in Uniforms: Key Distinctions and Practical Applications

In today’s uniform industry, where durability and appearance are of utmost importance, stain-resistant and stain-repellent treatments play a crucial role...

Garment and Fabric Terminology: A Primer

Wondering the difference between stain resistance and stain repellent?  Wash and Wear and Washable?   A Performance Fabric and Smart Fabric? ...

Examples of Testing the Textiles in Uniforms to Meet Specifications

When it comes to uniforms, whether for corporate, institutional, or other purposes, the quality of the textiles used is of...

The Art and Science of Choosing Company Uniform Colors: A Strategic Approach

Company uniforms play a significant role in establishing brand identity, fostering team unity, and creating a positive impression on customers....

Wilson College of Textiles Programs, presented by NCSU

The Wilson College of Textiles, located at North Carolina State University, has a rich history in textile education dating back...

Circularity in Textile Recycling, presented by WM

The presentation discusses the issue of circularity in textile recycling and the unsustainability of the linear textile value chain. It...

Steady Growth of Textile Waste and What To Do About It, presented by Martex

The presentation highlights the steady growth of textile waste and the challenges associated with it. Due to population growth and...

What is “wool”, how it used and examples of when is it used in uniforms

Wool is a natural fiber derived from the fleece of sheep or certain other animals like goats, llamas, and alpacas....

What is “ripstop” and where is the fabric used in uniforms

Ripstop is a type of fabric characterized by its unique weave structure that helps prevent the material from tearing or...

Exploring the Most Common Fabrics Used in Uniforms

Uniforms serve a vital role in various industries, providing identification, professionalism, and functionality to those who wear them. The choice...

What is a “50/50 blend” and how is it used in uniforms

In the context of uniforms, a “50/50 blend” typically refers to a fabric composition consisting of equal parts of two...

Embracing Water Repellent Uniforms: Staying Dry and Protected

Introduction: Water repellent uniforms have revolutionized the way professionals face wet conditions. By incorporating innovative technologies and treatments, these uniforms...

What are “fabric weights” and why are they important in uniform designs

In the context of uniform designs, “fabric weights” refer to the thickness or density of the fabric used to make...

What are “stretch fabrics” and where are they used in uniforms

Stretch fabrics, also known as stretchable fabrics or performance fabrics, are textiles that are designed to have elastic properties and...

What is Kevlar and how is it used in uniforms

Kevlar is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional strength and high tensile properties. It is a type of para-aramid...