Supporting Workers Who Can't Stay Home
For nearly the last hundred years, we've made workwear for the hardest working men and women in America. And our mission remains the same: to help communities thrive by designing uniforms that help workers take care of the cities they love. Now more than ever, we’re all seeing how much better we are together.
We’re amazed as we watch so many of you going above and beyond to take care of the cities, towns, and neighborhoods across this great country of ours. Thank you to those on the front lines. Through your dependable spirit, we’ll all get through this together. And we’re proud to make workwear for the people who continue to show fortitude in the face of adversity. Go, and do right.
April 27, 2020
Home Laundry Instructions for Red Kap Work Apparel Exposed to the COVID-19 Virus
As more and more people are being impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the question of how to properly home wash industrial garments exposed to the virus, has been raised. The following guidelines are in concert with the CDC directions.
- • Those handling any potentially exposed clothing should wear disposable gloves. • IMPORTANT - DO NOT shake the dirty clothing.
- • After loading the clothing into the washer, remove and dispose of the gloves and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- • Launder using commercially available home laundry detergents, according to the laundry instructions on the care label in the clothing.
- • Use the hottest setting on your home washing machine. Run a second rinse to help remove any residual materials that may not have been removed during the first rinse. NOTE: The heat of the water as well as the chemicals in the detergent work to render the virus inactive.
- • Transfer the clothing to the dryer and DRY COMPLETELY. Drying completely is an important step to help render the virus inactive. Note: DO NOT over dry as this can cause excessive shrinkage.
- • Clean and disinfect hampers or other collection devices that have come in contact with the clothing.
March 29, 2020
How You Doin’?
In these uncertain times, we’re checking in on those working hard to keep our country moving. And we’re also checking in on the workers who have been hit the hardest during this crisis. Follow our “How You Doin?” stories on Instagram.
March 23, 2020
To The Doers
A Gratitude campaign to those on the front lines working hard to us happy and healthy. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to follow the stories of these selfless doers.
March 17, 2020
A Note to Our Distributors
While none of us knows the duration or depth of the impact of coronavirus, VF Workwear is in good shape and expects to fully service your needs today, tomorrow, and in the future.
- • There are no cases of Coronavirus in any of our offices, distribution, or supply chain.
- • Distribution operations are up and working normally with no cases of the virus.
- • We are in a good overall inventory position and are here to service your needs.
- • VF Workwear has been deemed an essential business in the countries we manufacture, allowing VF to continue manufacturing operations.
March 13, 2020
Corporate Office Closure
Today we are announcing that all offices in North America will be closed and all associates will be required to work remotely beginning Monday, March 16th. Our customer service team is still operating at full capacity, with limited representatives working from the corporate office while following social distancing guidelines.