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How to Wash a School Blazer

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Your child’s school blazer is an important part of the school uniform, so keeping it clean and presentable is crucial. Taking care of school blazers also extends the lifespan, meaning they can be handed down to siblings, saving you money in the future. We know that washing a blazer at home can feel daunting, so we’ve put together a guide to walk you through the process. 

How to Wash a School Blazer at Home – Step by Step

If you’re wondering “Are school blazers dry clean only?” The answer is no. You can care for your child’s blazer at home in just a few steps.

  1. Check the Label – Find the care label inside the blazer and look for the type of fabric, washing temperature and washing cycle. We recommend washing our girls and boys’ school blazers at 40 degrees.
  2. Empty the pockets – Pens, tissues and loose change can wreak havoc in the wash. 
  3. Pre-treat stains – Using a suitable stain-removal method, tackle small stains before washing.
  4. Turn the blazer inside out – This will help to protect the outer fabric from wear and tear.
  5. Fasten buttons – Buttoning up the blazer before putting it into the washing machine will prevent the buttons from snagging on other clothes.
  6. Avoid harsh detergents and bleach – Opt for a gentle detergent designed for delicates to prevent wear on the fabric.

When it comes to drying your school blazer, avoid tumble drying as this can cause it to lose its shape or shrink. For best results, we recommend using a sturdy hanger to let it air dry. Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources as they may cause fading and damage.

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Caring for a School Blazer – Your Questions Answered

How Often Should You Wash a School Blazer?

Some parents will wash their children’s blazers every half term while others may need to wash them more frequently depending on how visibly dirty or smelly they get. How frequently you wash a school blazer will depend on how active your child is, the wear and tear and the type of fabric. Sturdy fabrics like polyester can handle more frequent washing while maintaining their looks and shape. 

Do School Blazers Shrink in the Wash?

School blazers can shrink in the wash especially if they are made of natural fibres like cotton or wool and washed at high temperatures. Tumble drying can also cause the blazer to shrink. Synthetic fabrics like polyester are more durable and can withstand high-temperature washes with less chance of shrinking. 

You can avoid shrinking a school blazer in the following ways:

  • Check the care label – some fabrics need to be dry-cleaned only
  • Wash on the cool wash setting and the most gentle cycle option on your washing machine. 
  • Avoid the tumble dryer and air dry if possible. 

How Do I Remove Stains From a School Blazer Without Washing?

If you want to know how to remove stains from a school blazer, without putting it in the washing machine, you’ll need to act quickly so the stain doesn’t settle into the fibres. You may need to use different methods and products for different types of stains.

  • Food and drink spills – Use a damp cloth with cool water to blot the stain. For stubborn stains, you can add a few drops of mild washing-up liquid to the water.
  • Grease or oil-based stains – Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda or cornstarch on the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes to absorb the oil. Brush off the powder and then blot the remaining stain with a damp cloth.
  • Chewing gum – Harden the chewing gum with an ice cube in a plastic bag. Once frozen, carefully scrape off the gum with a blunt knife. You can then remove any remaining residue with a mild solvent like rubbing alcohol but be sure to test a small area first.
  • Ink stains – For best results, choose a commercial stain remover designed for removing ink stains and follow instructions.

Shop Stain Resistant School Blazers At Gogna Schoolwear

Our range of boys and girls school blazers is easy to care for and made with longevity and sustainability in mind. Constructed from 100% recycled polyester,  our school blazers are not only eco-friendly but are made with stain-resistant technology meaning they can withstand the demands of a busy school day. The durable recycled polyester allows our blazers to keep looking fresh, wash after wash.For long-lasting schoolwear, browse our stain-resistant girls school blazers and boys school blazers, or you can shop by school to find your specific uniform. Alternatively, contact us for more information about our range of high-quality school uniforms

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