This Apron Care Guide is a helpful tool for customers to understand the types of apron fabrics and their care instructions, so that they can make an informed choice when choosing aprons for themselves and their staff. Or use the Care Guide as a handy reminder, if you already have purchased some of our aprons.

Aussie Chef Clothing Company carries a wide range of aprons in various fabrics and colours, therefore, each and every apron comes with a specific Aussie Chef Care Label attached to help our customers care for them in the best way possible.

Aprons are designed to be hard wearing, but all fabrics wear with age and have some limitations. Depending on the fabric composition, colours may fade or may stay vibrant wash after wash. Some may become more relaxed in appearance, or wrinkle and may need pressing, while others look fresh straight out of the laundry.

Factors that can influence Apron appearance

• Frequency of washing

• Types of washing powders & liquids

• Water quality & temperature

• Line or machine dried

• Exposure to sunlight or UV

• Stains - time left untreated

• Drycleaning

Aussie Chef takes prides in the designing their aprons to the highest level, with double stitching on all edges, bar tacking on pressure points and using quality hardware - press studs, rivets and eyelets.

When viewing our range of aprons online, be sure to check out the the type of fabric, to help you make the best decision for your needs. If in doubt, our friendly staff is available to assist you in your selection via chat, email or phone.

Apron Fabric Descriptions & Care Instructions

100% Cotton Denim

Benefits:

• Comfortable to wear

• Durable & hard wearing

• Breathable, pure cotton denim

• Fabric becomes more relaxed after repeated washing

• Designed to fade over time like your favourite jeans

Caution:

Dark Denim should be washed before wearing as colour may rub off on clothing

Care:

100% Cotton Denim - Wash separately or with dark colours as colour may bleed. Hand or gentle machine COLD wash. Rinse well COLD. DO NOT soak, bleach or wring. Reduced spin, drip dry. May be tumble dried WARM. WARM Iron. Dry Cleanable (A)(40).

See ARCHIE Denim, MIA Denim, JACKSON Denim, OUTBACK, BARBER, UTILITY Pouch

100% Cotton / Cotton Canvas

Benefits:

• Relaxed & comfortable to wear

• Breathable, natural cotton fibers

• Intense colours will naturally fade over time

• Fabric becomes softer & more relaxed

Care:

100% Cotton - Wash bright colours separately as colour may bleed. Hand or gentle machine COLD wash. Rinse well COLD. DO NOT soak, bleach or wring. Reduced spin, drip dry, may be tumble dried WARM. WARM Iron. Dry Cleanable (A)(40).

See CANTINE, OSKA, ICE CREAM, GREY COMBO

Linen

Benefits:

• Beautiful wearability

• Natural, breathable pure linen

• Colours may slowly fade

• Fabric becomes relaxed & softer - linen may wrinkle

Care:

Linen - Hand wash ONLY. COLD Rinse. DO NOT soak, bleach or wring. Drip dry. HOT Iron. DO NOT Dryclean.

See AVA Linen, HANNA Pinafore

Poly / Cotton

Benefits:

• Beautiful to wear with a professional look

• Increased fabric strength with poly/cotton thread mix

• Hard wearing & protective - ideal for commercial use

• Greater resistance to colour fading - looks brand new longer

Care:

Poly/Cotton - Hand or gentle machine COLD wash. Rinse well. DO NOT soak, bleach or wring. Reduced spin, drip dry, may be tumble dried WARM. WARM Iron. Dry Cleanable (A)(40).

See BELLA, MONACO, PARIS, HEAVY WEIGHT Black & White, PROCHEF Basic Black & White

Poly / Viscose

Benefits:

• Professional, lightweight choice

• Increased fabric strength with polyester & viscose fibers - resistant to wrinkling

• Hard wearing & protective - ideal for commercial use

• Greater resistance to colour fading - looking new longer

Care:

Poly/Viscose - Hand or gentle machine COLD wash. Rinse well. DO NOT soak, bleach or wring. Reduced spin, drip dry, may be tumble dried WARM. WARM Iron. Dry Cleanable (A)(40).

See LONDON, CHEF Bib, BUTCHERS Bib

PVC

Benefits:

• 100% waterproof fabric

• Soft yet durable

• Easy care

• Colours remain vivid

Care:

PVC - Sponge off with warm soapy water. Then wipe clean. Do not use solvents. Do not machine wash. Keep away from naked flame.

See PVC

Nylon

Benefits:

• Comfortable to wear, lightweight & durable

• Waterproof fabric

• Easy to keep clean

Care:

Nylon - Sponge off with warm soapy water. Then wipe clean. Do not use solvents. Do not machine wash. Keep away from naked flame.

See NYLON

Additional Care Instructions

Removable Cross Back Tie Care:

Care:

For aprons with removable cross back ties, please remove from the apron before washing. Black, tan and brown PVC ties should be wiped off with a clean damp cloth. For woven ties requiring washing - place in a lingerie bag to avoid getting tangled up in the wash. Drip dry.

See BELLA, ARCHIE Denim, GREY COMBO, OUTBACK

Embroidered Apron Care

Care:

For aprons with embroidery, please iron on the reverse ONLY on LOW where the embroidery is located to avoid harming/damaging the stitching of your beautiful embroidery.

Screen Printed Apron Care

Care:

For aprons with screen printing, please iron on the reverse ONLY on LOW where the screen printing is located to avoid damaging it. Please note, once an apron is screen printed, it is no longer dry cleanable (X).