ACU Uniform Care Instructions


  • 1.  Before washing, close hook and loop fasteners to prevent snagging.
  • 2.  Washing: Machine wash in cold water using Permanent Press Cycle or hand wash using a mild detergent that DOES NOT contain optical brighteners or fabric softeners. DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH. Rinse completely. DO NOT WRING OR TWIST.
  • 3.  Drying: Hang dry or machine dry on low to medium setting, between 140-160 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from dryer immediately. To drip dry, remove from water and place on rust-proof hanger.

Detergents that can be Used
[as they do not contain optical brighteners or fabric softeners]

  • All® Powder (all versions)
  • Bold Powder
  • Cheer® Liquid (all versions)
  • Cheer® Powder (all versions)
  • Surf® Powder (all versions)
  • Woolite® (all versions)


Avoid using these products, as the contents are questionable:

Calgon® (all versions)
Spray 'n Wash® (all versions)

DO NOT USE these detergents which contain optical brighteners:

  • Ajax® (all versions)
  • All® Liquid (all versions)
  • Arm & Hammer® FabriCare Powder (all versions)
  • Arm & Hammer® Liquid (all versions)
  • Arm & Hammer® Super Washing Soda
  • Arm & Hammer® Fresh 'n Soft Fabric Softener
            (all versions)
  • Colgate-Palmolive laundry products
  • Delicare® Fine Fabric Wash (all versions)
  • Dreft® Liquid
  • Dreft® Powder
  • Dynamo® (all versions)
  • Era® Liquid (all versions)
  • Fab® (all versions)
  • Gain® Liquids (all versions)
  • Gain® Powders (all versions)
  • Ivory Snow® Liquid
  • Ivory Snow® Powder
  • Rain Drops® Water Softener and Detergent Booster
  • Suavitel® Fabric Softener (all versions)
  • Surf® Liquid (all versions)
  • Tide® Liquids (all versions)
  • Tide® Powders (all versions)
  • Tide® Tablets (all versions)
  • Wisk® (all versions)
  • Yes® (all versions)
  • Dial® laundry products including:
  • 20 Mule Team® Detergent (all versions)
  • Purex® Baby™ (all versions)
  • Purex® Fabric Softener (all versions)
  • Purex® Liquid (all versions)
  • Purex® Powder (all versions)
  • Zout® (all versions)


If using a store brand or "generic" product, the label usually states "compare to [brand]" on the front panel.
Match that product brand to the list above for ingredient content.

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