How you wash and care for your school uniform will help keep it looking newer for longer.…
Having manufactured and supplied school uniform for over 150 years, we know exactly what you need to do to keep your uniform looking its best.
On this page are all of our washing and care tips, to help you care for your uniform correctly.


Care symbols are pictograms indicating the manufacture’s suggestions as to methods of washing, drying, dry-cleaning and ironing clothing. These symbols are shown on the clothing labels or tags to indicate the specific washing of that garment.

But how often do we look at these? Knowing what these symbols mean can make a huge difference with lengthening the life of your school uniform, from washing them at the specified temperature to knowing whether the material can be ironed or not.

Below is a chart containing all the care symbols you will see when purchasing Trutex school uniform. You can used this chart to help you understand what these all mean.


We want your school uniform to last you the test of time. Which is why we have come up with some Top Tips for caring for your uniform.

Always read the directions on the garment label before you begin and follow carefully.

Wash only when you need to. Reducing machine washing drastically reduces environmental impact in energy and water usage and will save you money.

Be careful not to overload the washing machine this helps reduce bobbling, pilling and the need to iron.

Save money and help the environment by washing at low temperatures. This helps conserve energy and will save you money.

Use the recommended amount of detergent for the type of load.

Keep the shape of cardigans by buttoning up before washing.

Wash garments with similar washing instructions together, and similar colours together.

Empty the fluff filter regularly on washing machines and tumble dryers.

Wash dirty clothes as soon as you can - the longer you leave them, the more difficult a stain will be to remove.

For further information on washing, please click into the below buttons for the garment you require and refer to the table.


Shirts & Blouses


Polos & Sweats

Boys Trousers

Girls Trousers