Garment care and helpful hints

Care Instructions

To maximise the life of your Mr Charles garments, care instructions are provided on all Mr Charles labels. You’ll find a label attached to every Mr Charles item of schoolwear. To ensure that your Mr Charles products always look and feel like Mr Charles quality garments, please follow the care instructions.

Mr Charles’ fabrics are rigorously tested for imperfections, durability, and colour consistency. Not only do our products meet Australian Schoolwear Standards, all Mr Charles garments are regularly reviewed by our Quality Control team to ensure all garments are of the highest possible standard.

If you have any questions about any Mr Charles garment, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team toll free on 1800 810 182.


How to care for your uniform

Always read the care label that is sewn onto the garment first. Washing hints are also outlined on the attached swing ticket.

Stains – The sooner you treat a stain, the better. The longer it sits, the more time it has to work itself into the fabric’s fibres. Immediately diluting stains in cold water is often the best thing you can do before treating the stain.

Drying  – Avoid using a clothes drier wherever possible. If this is unavoidable, always use the cool setting. Using the drier can cause shrinkage and your garments won’t last as long. Always hang your washing inside out in the shade and try to avoid the clothesline on hot days of 30°C or more.

Ironing  – If you have a print on your garment, always press the garment before the first wash (except nylon garments). This will help extend the life of the logo. For nylon garments, a piece of fabric should be placed between the iron and the print. Hot iron settings are also responsible for pilling, shrinkage and colour loss. A warm setting is preferred.


Helpful Hints To keep your Mr Charles school uniforms looking great even longer:

  • Follow the care instructions inside each garment.
  • Wash garments made of “like” fabrics and colours together
  • Wash garments before they are worn (for colour fastness and comfort)
  • Pre-treat any stains before washing (machine washing and drying without pre-treating may set stains in permanently).
  • Do not put undiluted washing powder directly onto your washing as spot bleaching can occur (dissolve the powder into the water before adding garments.
  • Chlorine bleach and pre-soaks are not recommended. We recommend NapiSanPlus® to remove stains or colours that may have run, & brighten Whites.
  • Never hang your garments out in direct sunlight.
  • Always fasten all zips, buttons and studs prior to washing so that they don’t damage the garments or get caught during the wash cycle.
  • When washing, use warm or even cold water cycles.
  • To protect the colour of your garments always wash them inside out.



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