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Garment covers are…
What are garment covers?
Polythene garment covers protect clothing in storage and in transit, offering a protective coating from moisture, dust, dirt and other everyday contaminants.
Garment covers are great at keeping clothes clean and neat, making them a must-have accessory for dry cleaners, laundries - including those at hotels - and textile suppliers.
Although they come in many sizes and in clear, coloured, plain or printed polythene, all garment covers are made from a thin polythene film and are manufactured in a sleeve fitting. This is joined at the top with a rounded shoulder to fit over the garment on a coat hanger, with a coat hanger hole in the centre allowing the garment to be hung up.
Garment covers, also known as dry cleaning covers, are available in a range of sizes to fit whatever type of garment you wish to protect.
The term garment covers also relates to polythene covers for other items, such as duvet bags, as well as laundry carrier bags or dry cleaning carrier bags, which fit a number of garments in one bag, rather than a single item as with the standard garment cover.
Garment covers to suit any garment
Garment covers are available off-the-shelf in a range of sizes to suit whatever garment you wish to cover. Covers are dispensed off the roll and are joined by a perforated seam that tears with a gentle tug.
Almost all garment covers are manufactured to a standard width (20/24”) which caters for the vast majority of garments. Whilst the width is fixed, garment covers are available in a range of standard lengths to fit different types of garment, from jackets to ball gowns, as detailed in the list below.
You can also order your own bespoke garment covers of any length, with the customer specifying the length at which the seams are perforated, to cover their preferred garment length.
Garment covers - standard lengths
Here is a list of standard garment cover sizes. Each of these is manufactured to a standard width of 20-24”, with varying lengths available as standard to cater for the following garments.
Size G36 (36” long, 477 covers per roll) - ideal for upper garments such as shirts, t-shirts, blouses and short/medium length skirts.
Size G48 (48” long, 358 covers per roll) - ideal for suits (both men’s and women’s), trousers, formal jackets (without tails), short overcoats, long skirts and short/medium length dresses
Size G54 (54" long, 318 covers per roll) - ideal for medium overcoats, wedding suits (including tails), formal jackets (with tails) and medium/long dresses.
Size G60 (60" long, 286 covers per roll) - ideal for long overcoats, long dresses including ball gowns and wedding dresses, cloaks and saris.
Printed garment covers
Whilst standard garment covers are made from clear film, pre-printed covers are also available on coloured film, to help dry cleaners and laundries stand out from the crowd, featuring messages such as “Professional cleaning” or “Quality cleaning”.
Pre-printed garment covers are available in a range of colours and sizes, or on a continuous roll of garment cover film (this option is also available with standard clear garment cover film).
Where to buy garment covers
Garment cover and laundry film manufacturers and suppliers include:
Polythene Laundry Bags
Clear Garment Bags
Poly Garment Bags
Dry Cleaning Bags
Polythene Garment Bags
Dry Cleaning Bag
Research & Resources
For more information on garment covers and laundry bags, including how they are made, who uses them and how they protect clothing and garments, please visit:
Goldstork: Browse through hand-picked information and specialist features on garment covers on this excellent and free ‘best-of-the-web’ directory.
PlasticBags.uk.com: The UK’s most popular polythene packaging directory features a wide range of manufacturers who list their products for free, allowing shoppers to browse through the best specialist garment covers websites out there.
PackagingKnowledge: The online encyclopedia on all things to do with polythene packaging, providing an unrivalled information resource and detailed articles on garment covers and laundry covers.
Biodegradable garment covers
Garment covers are also manufactured in a biodegradable alternative to polythene, allowing you to provide the same standard of garment cover to your customers, whilst also showing them that you are considering the environment.
Biodegradable garment covers come in a clear film in a range of sizes, or as a continuous roll of film. They look just like regular polythene garment covers with one small exception - a small green logo placed on the cover which indicates that they are made from biodegradable material, thus demonstrating your green credentials to your customers.
As the garment covers are biodegradable, once you have finished using them, rather than dispose of them in your regular rubbish bin, you can place the garment cover in compost or soil and it will completely biodegrade over time, which means less material ending up in landfill and less of an impact on the environment.