Some designs, patterns, colors, or coating are merely painted on or glued on to a fabric’s surface. The beauty of these surface coatings can be adversely affected or can be totally lost with even the gentlest of laundering or dry cleaning process. You can identify a surface coating by inspecting the reverse side of a fabric. If the color or design has not totally penetrated the fabrics the garment may be unserviceable. Be sure to contact your uniform specialist to prevent purchasing fabrics that can be easily damaged.