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Industrial Laundering FAQ

How well do the SleepSack wearable blankets launder?
They launder very well with some laundries using the same SleepSack wearable blankets year after year.
 
Industrial Laundering Recommendations

HALO® has SleepSack® wearable blankets and SleepSack® Swaddles that are designed for In-Hospital use and can be laundered using the same methods as general institutional linens composed of similar fabrics and components.

HALO’s In-Hospital products use high-quality polyester micro-fleece and cotton fabrics with heavy-duty, all-steel zippers and Velcro® fasteners.

Laundering Recommendations

Wash

  • Water temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • To avoid graying of polyester micro-fleece fabric, only use peroxide (“color-safe”) bleach. Chlorine bleach is acceptable for use with cotton fabrics.
  • Avoid using a tunnel-press for water extraction on all zippered products to prevent zipper pull and slider damage.
  • Fasten Velcro® closures before washing.

Dry

  • Dry at temperatures below 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information about successfully laundering the SleepSack wearable blanket, contact your HALO Sales Representative.

Do the SleepSack wearable blankets need special handling in the laundry?

They may need some special sorting to ensure the right process is used. It is preferable to use a pony washer if the launderer is doing small loads and adjust chemicals to the size of the load being washed.

What do I do if our laundry refuses to wash them because they are a “special item”?

Let us speak with them. SleepSack wearable blankets are now the standard of care in more than 1,500 hospitals across the country. Ask what makes them “special” and we will happily help you address.

We don’t own our laundry so we can’t use them or our laundry provides all linens and they won’t take them.  Let us speak with them. We can provide your laundry with the same free SleepSack wearable blankets that we would have given to you. All you have to do is fill out the worksheets for them which determines how many they may receive.

Is the Velcro a problem when laundering?

The Velcro needs to be closed in the laundering process for the best results. If your laundry does not want to launder Velcro under any circumstances (although most hospitals prefer it) we do have a non-Velcro style.

How much more does it cost to launder the SleepSack wearable blankets?

It may cost slightly more, but that cost should be more than offset by the cost of acquisition, which should be less than your blanket program.