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Denim - the trendy fabric conquers horeca

White chef jackets, checkered pants and black aprons: the classic color scheme of the catering industry looks classy, but also very classic and offers little room for individuality! It's a different story with denim workwear: This offers a distinctive look and becomes more individual with every wear. The many positive properties of denim make it the ideal fabric for horeca workwear: the special weaving technique makes the cotton fabric very durable, but it is still easy to clean and comfortable to wear.

Zwei Kellner tragen Schürzen aus dem Material Denim
Zwei Köche tragen Kochjacken aus dem Material Denim

What distinguishes denim?

The manufacturing processes of the cotton fabric have changed in the history of denim, but the fabric itself still looks the same as it did 400 years ago - and also still has the same positive properties:

Resistance

Denim was used as a material for workers' pants primarily because of its robustness. The material is very tear-resistant and particularly heat-resistant - perfect for use in kitchens and restaurants.

High wearing comfort

Unlike synthetic fibers such as polyester, cotton has natural breathability, which is an advantage when working in the kitchen. Even sweaty service shifts become more comfortable with workwear made from cotton fabric. Denim, while durable, is still adaptable and stretchy, so the clothing doesn't restrict movement or workflows. The relatively low allergy potential is another plus.

Easy care

Whether in the kitchen, service or bar, workwear in the catering industry must always look clean and neat, even though things often go wrong. Solid denim fabric is excellent for cleaning acute splashes without leaving stains visible on the chef jacket or service trousers.

How to store and care for denim workwear?

The positive properties of denim guarantee a long shelf life of work clothes. Nevertheless, you should follow some care instructions:

Washing

Denim becomes completely and hygienically clean even at low washing temperatures, 40°C is sufficient. If you want to be absolutely sure, you can also use a hygiene rinse. Light or white denim can even withstand washing temperatures of 60°C. For denim with stretch content, do not use fabric softener, as it attacks the synthetic fibers and damages the fabric. Denim should always be washed with similar colors, as the fabric initially bleeds in the wash. Brand new denim products should also not come into contact with light-colored upholstery - this can also cause staining. After a few washes, this problem no longer exists.

Our tip

Wash new denim pieces together with older garments made of jeans - this will refresh their color!

Drying

Work clothes have to be ready for use every day: Do you wash your staff's clothes yourself? Then a dryer ensures that chef jackets and aprons are available again as quickly as possible. Denim clothing is already shrunk during production, so treatment in the dryer is not a problem. During washing and drying denim workwear does not shrink and does not lose its shape.

Ironing

Denim is virtually wrinkle-free due to its fabric structure, and ironing heat is no problem due to the heat-resistant properties of cotton. Short treatments up to 200°C give shirts and blouses for service personnel a classy, smooth finish.

Storage

If denim is not stored properly, it will quickly show yellow, lighter spots. The classic blue coloration of denim fabric comes from the natural dye indigo, which is slowly broken down by ozone and UV radiation, resulting in these irregular discolorations. Denim clothing should therefore be stored in the dark to preserve the color of the textiles for as long as possible.