Work Uniform Blog

A Century of Pride: Roscoe’s Roaring 20s

As we approach our centennial anniversary, our blog series, A Century of Pride, commemorates our history and explores Roscoe’s journey from a small neighborhood laundromat to a full-service work uniform provider.   


Before the 1900s, work clothes were generally laundered at home. Family members – typically women – would hand-launder garments for the entire family.

But with the urbanization of America, employees were increasingly required to wear uniforms for personal and product protection and as part of new standards of cleanliness in the workplace.

In response to the growing demand for professional laundry services, laundering partners became popular throughout …