BDU is an acronym for battle dress uniform. BDU's were initially created for military members as combat and training and regular use uniforms. BDU's are camouflage depending on the both the branch of the military as well as tour of duty depending on the local terrain. Because BDU's are intended to function as all purpose uniforms, they are durable and fairly simple to care for. However, there are some tips to follow when possible if you want to keep your BDU's from fading over time.
Things You'll Need
- Mild detergent
Set your washer to the permanent press cycle on cold for the first time you wash your BDU. Do not use detergent.
Tumble dry on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes and immediately remove the BDU from the dryer and allow it to air dry.
Wash the BDU in the warm water, permanent press cycle any time after the initial washing. Use mild detergent that doesn't contain any kind of bleach or starch.
Tumble dry on low heat and remove and hang immediately to reduce wrinkles.
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