Maintenance & materials

All tools and equipment need regular care – workwear included. Proper maintenance and washing retain the workwear’s qualities longer. Dirty workwear doesn’t only look bad but may also lose its protective and high visibility qualities. All workwear wear out eventually, so it’s also important to replace workwear frequently enough. To make the most out of your workwear, follow these simple instructions and tips.

Wash and remove the traces of hard work

  • Wash the clothes when necessary. Dirt wears fabric out faster than washing.
  • Close the Velcro straps, snap fasteners and zippers before washing.
  • Do not wash full loads (fill the machine only to 60–80 % of the capacity). This way, you can minimise possible damage caused by wrinkling or abrasion, and the clothes get cleaner.
  • Always wash the EN-coded protective clothing separately, inside out. This enables the reflective tapes to stay reflective longer.
  • Avoid soaking clothing items with reflective tapes.
  • Do not use steam when ironing reflective tapes.
  • Keep flame retardant clothing clean.
  • Do not use bar or liquid soap when cleaning flame retardant clothing.
  • Rinse carefully.
  • Drying the clothes in the dryer for too long may shrink the clothes. Remove the clothes from the dryer while they are still a bit damp.
  • Always wash in the temperature indicated on the washing label, and follow the washing instructions as well. (Note: Doesn’t apply to products 18121, 428, 429, 6550, 867, 648, or to Dimex+ products.)
  • Always follow the washing instructions marked in the labels.
  • Keep the clothes on hangers and, if possible, away from sunlight.

How do I select the right size of a dimex work garment?

All tools and equipment need regular care – workwear included. Proper maintenance and washing retain the workwear’s qualities longer. Dirty workwear doesn’t only look bad but may also lose its protective and high visibility qualities. All workwear wear out eventually, so it’s also important to replace workwear frequently enough.

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Best materials

Great workwear is made from the best materials. That is why we have carefully chosen our fabrics and materials suppliers. For us, it’s important that our suppliers share our values in, for instance, corporate responsibility. Our fabric suppliers are Carrington, Foxa, Klopman and Wernerfelt, all of whom are specialised in workwear fabrics. We only use zippers from YKK, the world’s best known zipper maker. For reflective material, we use Scotchlite (TM) by 3M who also supply us with the Thinsulate (TM) insulation.

  • TFJ918

    70 % polyester, 30 % cotton, 245 g/m²

    • water and stain-resistant
    • durable, easy to care for
    • polyester on the outside, comfortable cotton on the inside (against the skin)
    • colourfast
    • functional general material for outdoor work, summer and winter
  • 3M-REFLECTORS

    • ensure efficient and safe visibility
  • 3110

    100 % cotton, 305 g/m²

    • comfortable cotton
    • highly breathable
    • suitable for working indoors, in summer, or outdoors
  • FLAMESHIELD 340FR

    100 % flame-retardant, cotton, 340 g/m²

    • durable and breathable
    • protects against heat and flame
    • flame retardant treatment reduces fabric flammability; in the event of fire, the fabric extinguishes by itself and does not continue burning
    • suitable for wearing while welding
  • 3111

    100 % cotton, 305 g/m²

    • comfortable cotton
    • highly breathable
    • suitable for working indoors, in summer, or outdoors
  • 8151

    100 % polyester, 305 g/m²

    • elastic rib-knit at the back brings more comfort
  • 8209F

    100 % polyester, 160 g/m²

    • lightweight and durable polyester fabric
    • easy to care for
  • 99115MF

    76 % polyamide, 24 % polyurethane, 210 g/m²

    • extremely durable material
    • waterproof
  • ACTION JAGUAR

    74 % polyester, 26 % polyurethane, 210 g/m²

    • waterproof and breathable material
    • suitable for outdoor work in the rain
  • AQUARIUS

    100 % polyester, 200 g/m²

    • mechanically flexible
    • lightweight and durable polyester fabric
    • easy to care for
    • suitable for working in summer or outdoors
  • CORDURA

    100 % polyamide, 240 g/m², cordura

    • extremely durable material
    • used for reinforcing knee pad pockets and holster pockets, for example, where high wear resistance is required
  • DYNAMITE

    65 % polyester, 35 % cotton, 300 g/m²

    • durable polyester/cotton mixture for more demanding use, products with holster pockets
    • crease-resistant and easy to care for
    • suitable for both indoors and outdoors
  • FOREMAN

    67 % polyester, 33 % cotton, 240 g/m²

    • water and stain-resistant
    • durable
    • easy to care for
    • functional general material for outdoor work, summer and winter
  • FOXSHELL

    86 % polyester, 12 % polyurethane, 2 % elastane, 320 g/m²

    • flexible
    • windproof
    • highly water-resistant
  • INDESTRUCTIBLE

    65 % polyester, 35 % cotton, 245 g/m²

    • durable polyester/cotton mixture
    • crease-resistant and easy to care for material
    • breathable
    • smart-looking
    • suitable for working in summer or indoors
  • JAGUAR TPU

    74 % polyester, 26 % polyurethane, 210 g/m²

    • waterproof and durable material
    • suitable for outdoor work in the rain
  • JAGUAR

    100 % polyester, 145 g/m²

    • wind and water-resistant
    • lightweight and durable polyester fabric
    • easy to care for
    • suitable for working in summer or outdoors
  • JESSGROVE P103 & 6030

    100 % polyester

    • basic wadding
  • NECK TRICOT, AURA

    100 % polyester, 170 g/m²

    • pleasant, soft and warm inner neck material
  • MOISTURE BARRIER

    100 % nylon, 140 g/m²

    • waterproof material
    • protects against moisture
  • LAGONDA

    40 % cotton, 30 % polyester, 30 % EME (T400®fibre), 205 g/m²

    • highly flexible, lightweight and breathable
    • comfortable to use: because of its special composition, it transfers moisture from the skin onto the fabric surface; the material does not perspire, feels comfortable on the skin, and is breathable
  • LUMINEX 310

    85 % polyester, 15 % cotton, 310 g/m²

    • durable polyester/cotton mixture
    • for more demanding use, products with holster pockets
    • crease-resistant and easy to care for
    • DuraClean stain-resistant finish, HI-VIS colours
    • suitable for both indoors and outdoors
  • MEGATECPLUS

    75 % cotton, 24 % polyester, 1 % antistatic fibre, 310 g/m²

    • multi-protected fabric, extra-soft treatment for improved comfort
    • pleasant and durable
    • protects against heat and flame
    • conducts static electricity; the material is chemical-resistant and tested for protection against electric arc
  • FIRE PROTECTED QUILTED LINING

    30 % cotton, 35 % viscose FR, 35 % modacrylic, 135 g/m², lining 100 % polyester, 100 g/m²

    • fire protected quilted lining, used in fire protected multi-winter products
    • warm
    • the slippery lining fabric surface facilitates dressing up
  • BASIC WADDING

    100 % polyester, 60 g/m², 80 g/m²

    • warm basic wadding
  • RIB-KNIT CUFF

    75 % acrylic, 25 % polyester

    • warm and protective
  • TFT260

    65 % polyester, 35 % cotton, 250 g/m²

    • mechanically flexible
    • durable polyester/cotton mixture
    • easy to care for
    • suitable for working in summer or indoors
  • THINSULATE TM-WADDING

    100 % polyester (used only in winter protection wear)

    • comfortable in use: thinner wadding allows achieving the same thermal value as thicker basic wadding
    • very warm, breathable
    • thermal insulation does not deteriorate in the wash; the protection from cold provided by the clothing is retained
  • YKK-ZIPPERS

    • we mainly use YKK – the leading zipper brand on the market
  • ESCALADE

    46 % cotton, 16 % polyester, 38 % EME (T400®fibre) 293 g/m²

    • highly flexible, durable and breathable
    • fading in wash is a quality of the fabric
    • comfortable to use: because of its special composition, it transfers moisture from the skin onto the fabric surface
    • the material does not perspire, feels comfortable on the skin, and is breathable