The Only Work Jacket You’ll Need

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The Only Work Jacket You’ll Need

Are you looking for the perfect work jacket that will see you through spring rain, cool summer evenings, the chill of fall, and even some winter temperatures? Our Red Kap jackets might be just what you need! With a wide variety of styles, durable materials, and low prices, these jackets are hard to beat. Keep reading for a closer look at some of our favorites. Continue reading

Featured Specials: Find Your Best Work Shirt

Red Kap Shirts: Best Seller

Featured Specials: Find Your Best Work Shirt

We have many different work shirts, including automotive technician shirts, and polos, and button downs, but there are some that just really stand out. Our customers love these shirts, and keep coming back to find the best deals on quality Red Kap shirts. If you’re looking for your best work shirt, take a look at our featured specials page on the website. You’ll find many customer favorites–and there’s a good chance you’ll see your favorite work shirt! Continue reading

The Fabric of Your Life: What is Your Workwear Made From?

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The Fabric of Your Life: What is Your Workwear Made From?

When you’re shopping for new workwear, do you consider the fabric of the garment? If you don’t already, you might want to start. Your work clothes have a primary goal, and that is to protect you from the elements. Whether it’s to keep you cool and protected in hot environments like a summer day at the garage, or warm and dry in rainy or snowy weather, or even offer flame resistant properties for those working in a hazardous job, your workwear should keep you comfortable and protected on the job. There are many different fabrics out there, but there are a few basics that you’ll see over and over again in workwear. Knowing what they are, and what they do, will help you determine what you need to keep you protected on the job.

Cotton

Probably the first fabric anyone can think of, but with good reason. Cotton is a fantastic fabric. It is soft, providing all over comfort, making it a great choice for a shirt or coveralls. It’s also breathable, which makes it the first choice for staying cool on the job. If you work in a hot environment, whether outdoors in the sun or in an overheated garage, a cotton work shirt offers good airflow and comfort. We offer many Red Kap garments that are 100 percent cotton, giving you quite a few options if you’re hoping to stick with all cotton. If you need flame resistant workwear, you can still choose cotton by checking out our Bulwark FR garments. There are many FR cotton garments to choose from. The garment is made flame resistant through a special process that fills the fibers of the cotton with flame resistant properties.

Polyester

Another incredibly common fabric choice, polyester is well known for it’s durability and strength. Polyester is a manmade material. It is a sturdy fabric, a little more stain resistant than cotton, wrinkle resistant, and very easy to care for–you can throw it in the washer and dryer without worrying about shrinking clothing items. With all these great benefits, solely polyester items aren’t the best choice for everyone. However, Red Kap recognized the great qualities of polyester, and cotton, and makes many, many workwear garments from a polyester and cotton blend.

Cotton/Polyester

A fabric that is a blend of cotton and polyester is the best of both worlds. The garment with be soft and breathable, but also durable and strong enough to stand up to a hard day’s work. You can check out the many workwear items on our website, including coveralls, work pants, work shirts, and more. These garments offer you easy care, long life of the garment, and comfort on the job.

Our Red Kap workwear and Bulwark workwear are made from a variety of fabrics, but you’ll find that polyester and cotton are the most commonly used- and with good reason! Next time you take the time to check out the perfect workwear garment for you take a closer look at the tag to kow what you’re getting.

Providing the Right Workwear for You

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Providing the Right Workwear for You

Whether you work in the automotive industry, the restaurant business, or oil and gas, we have the right workwear for your crew. At Automotive Workwear, we are famous for being the nation’s leading distributor of Red Kap apparel, and offering the best prices! We also offer Bulwark flame resistant garments, leaders in flame resistant technology and the best choice for keeping your crew safe on the job. Wondering if we have what you need? Check out our website to see it all, or just keep reading for a quick sample of some of our customer favorites.

Automotive Industry

Red Kap is hands down the favorite for workers in the automotive industry. With tough-as-nails fabrics, offering breathable comfort on the job, and details that work for your business, you can’t go wrong when you choose a Red Kap garment. Look under the category of Automotive Uniforms on our website, and you’ll find a variety of options to outfit your crew. Keep in mind, we also offer custom embroidery and striping to meet your needs. Check out best sellers like our tri-color short sleeve shop shirt (SY28). This favorite offers a clean, professional look with a collar and sharp lines, and packs a punch of color in the geometric shapes. It’s available in three different color combinations, and features the best innovations of Red Kap garments: no scratch, concealed placket, underarm gusset, and a moisture wicking finish. You’ll also find best selling pants, coveralls, and more when you check out this category on our website.

Restaurant Business

Whether you work front of the house, or back of the house, we’ve got the uniforms you need. From classic checkered chef pants, to simple aprons, to snappy chef coats, and more, you’ll be able to find what you need. If you don’t see it on the website, send us an email or call a customer service representative! We are best known for our automotive uniforms, but we offer many other options for a variety of industries. Our kitchen workwear is tried and true, with quality you can trust to get you through a long shift. Not sure where to start? Check out KT76BK- a classic black chef coat that’s perfect for almost any restaurant.

Oil and Gas Industry

Jumping right into our flame resistant options, we not only offer the perfect garments for the oil and gas industry, but also for those in the electric utility field, and manufacturing. You’ll find you can search our flame resistant offerings by industry if you choose. Our Bulwark garments are designed to be the safest option for your workwear. With features like breakaway zippers, exciting fabric technologies, and a commitment to keeping you safe, these Bulwark garments are the perfect choice for you. Check out our FR coveralls, hoodies, pants, and more to find just what you need for you and your crew on the job. Start by looking up the CED2 coverall–it’s a best seller.

Now that you know a little bit more about what we offer and ideas for where to start, it’s time for you to check our website on your own and find exactly the workwear you need for you and your crew. Remember to call or email with any questions!

A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear

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A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear

When you work around cars, grease stains are bound to happen. That’s why it’s important to know how to treat your Red Kap workwear to keep it looking sharp and professional. Red Kap garments are designed to keep your comfortable and professional on the job, but it’s helpful to have a few tips in your back pocket when it’s time to scrub the grease out of your SP14 or CT10. (That’s your favorite work shirt or coveralls, in case you weren’t sure.) While many of our customers might employ a laundry service, we’ve found that a good number do their own laundry. Try these handy tips next time you’re facing a frustrating grease or oil stain on your work clothes.

Stain Removal

Grease stains and oil stains can happen in an instant, and they can be really hard to get rid of. Red Kap is known for being a leading brand in the automotive industry, so you know we’ve seen our fair share of oil and grease stains. We also sell some chef apparel, so we know that the chefs and line cooks out there are getting oil stains from a number of places, including the deep fryer and spilled salad dressing.

One of the simplest and most effective methods for oil and grease stain removal is to use a quality stain remover such as Resolve or Spray ‘n Wash. If you have one of those on hand, go ahead and blot the stain with a paper towel to remove excess grease, and then apply the stain remover. If you don’t have a stain remover at the ready, you can also try dish soap. Dish soap is something you’re sure to have on hand around the house, and what does it advertise directly on the bottle? “Tough on grease,” or something to that tune. Simply pour a little dish soap directly onto the stain, and rub the soap into the fabric. Go ahead and launder your Red Kap garment as you would normally, and see if the dish soap did the trick. If not, try this simple tip next. Baby powder is another item you might have somewhere in your home, and it’s worth a try on a tough grease spot! Simply sprinkle a little of the powder into your hand, and use a cotton ball to apply it to the stain. If the stain is pretty large, you could shake the bottle directly onto the fabric. Dab at the stain, allowing the baby powder to do its job, and then brush off, or shake out, any extra baby powder on the shirt. Wash as you normally would, and then check the stain. Hopefully one of these simple remedies will the trick in a pinch! However, keep in mind that you should never put your Red Kap garment in the dryer until you are sure the stain has been removed. A dryer’s heat will set the stain, making it next to impossible to remove. Simply treat the stain, wash as directed, and hang to dry.

When washing your Red Kap workwear, try the above tips for cleaning up grease and oil stains on your uniforms!

The Best Coveralls for You (Part 4)

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The Best Coveralls for You (Part 4)

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know we’ve been taking a look at some of our most popular coveralls, a few of our lesser known (but really great!) coveralls, and a couple of our flame resistant options. We’re going to spend just a little more time on coveralls to let you know about a fantastic special on two flame resistant options. They are at closeout prices, and you can currently get them for an amazing deal. Both coveralls are manufactured by Walls, a brand long known for their rugged outerwear and flame resistant workwear. Quantities are limited, so you’ll want to jump on this one! Keep reading to find out more about these quality FR coveralls at an exceptional price. Continue reading