Clothing Care Symbols Explained

 

WASH

Temperature


COLD

WARM

HOT

Cycle


COLD

WARM

HOT

Bleach


BLEACH (IF NEEDED)

NON CHLORINE BLEACH

NO BLEACH

Special


HAND WASH

DO NOT WASH

DRY

Temperature


LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

NO HEAT

ANY HEAT

Cycle


NORMAL

PERMANENT PRESS

DELICATE/ GENTLE

Dry Clean


DRY CLEAN

DO NOT DRY CLEAN

Special


DO NOT USE DRYER

HANG DRY

DRY FLAT

DO NOT WRING

IRON

Temperature


LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

Special


NO STEAM

DO NOT IRON

What Do All Those Laundry Symbols Mean?

Washing Symbols Explained

There’s no doubt everyone is a bit curious to know what those mysterious clothing care symbols are on every item of clothing you own. What do these laundry symbols really mean? Understanding laundry labels can be pretty daunting. You definitely want to make sure that you are giving the proper care your garments need, without making the dreaded mistakes of laundering your silk blouse on the wrong temperature, or tumble drying a wool sweater! That’s why we’ve decoded it all for you. With our laundry symbols guide, you can feel secure knowing your clothes are being washed in the optimal way. There’s no need to wait anxiously for the laundry to be done to unveil what might have been a big laundry no-no: just toss your clothing into the washing machine at the indicated setting and temperature and relax.

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