PTSansan.co.id – If your profession involves a lot of field work, such as police, military armies, or engineers, you will certainly need a uniform that is not only durable, but can also maintain a professional look. However, with so many fabric options available today, it may be quite difficult for you to determine which material is most appropriate for your particular need. We’ve provided 6 considerations below to help you in choosing the best field work uniform.
Cotton or Polyester?
Let’s start with the fabric itself. As previously discussed, there are significant differences between natural fabrics such as cotton and synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Most people probably favor cotton due to its comfort and breathability. However, keep in mind that cotton fabrics usually retain sweat and that the color fades quickly. So, what’s the solution? You may alternatively choose the mix of cotton and polyester in your field work uniform.
In recent times, many synthetic fabrics now have moisture-wicking features to keep the user’s body cool and dry. Fabrics with this kind of feature have the ability to absorb sweat from your skin and enable it to evaporate quickly. This will leave the body feeling much cooler. In addition, your uniform will stay dry longer and free of unwanted sweat stains.
Fabrics that incorporate additional elastic fibers, such as Spandex, will offer a more flexible, uniform feel with a wider range of motion and better comfort. Adding stretch fabric to your uniform will certainly make it even easier for you to run, climb, or even kneel, making it the ideal choice for a field work uniform.
Since field professionals most likely produce a lot of sweat, bad smell often becomes a major problem. Truthfully speaking, sweat won’t stink on its own. It will only start to smell really bad when bacteria and fungi interact with it on your skin and clothing. Antibacterial technology in fabrics can help fight these smells by obstructing the bacteria and fungi that cause them. So, consider this one feature for your long term benefits.
Many uniforms and tactical gears are made with ripstop materials and weaves specifically designed to help maintain durability. Ripstop weave can enhance the strength of various types of fabrics and add a degree of toughness to your field work uniform. However, note that it doesn’t mean ripstop fabrics can’t be damaged. It’s just that the fabric structure enables it to minimize the damage if it is torn.
Between Comfort and Performance
Durability and comfort are key in a uniform. Why? It is due to the fact that even though your field work uniform gets an intense treatment, you, the one who wears it, must still look neat and presentable. So, choose a uniform material that is wrinkle resistant, fade resistant, shrink resistant, stain resistant and snag resistant. In addition, also consider the conditions in which you will wear the uniform, and then decide whether or not you need additional features for your fabrics.
To answer your needs for a high quality field work uniform, we PT. Sansan Saudaratex Jaya Textile Division are available for any kind of job orders, makloon, or CMT for all work processes in our plant facilities (from sizing, weaving, reactive dyeing, continuous vat dyeing to pigment dyeing). Feel free to consult your needs and contact us on the Contact page for reservations and further information.
Source: Police 1