Fabric Care Tips

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Laundry/ Care Symbols

These symbols are written on care labels, attached to your clothing to indicate how it should best be cleaned.


Washing symbol
Wash at 30°C
Wash at 40°C
Wash at 50°C
Hand Wash
Do not wash


Bleaching allowed (chlorine and oxygen)
Bleaching with oxygen allowed
Bleaching with chlorine allowed (obsolete)
Do not bleach
Do not bleach (obsolete)

Tumble drying

Tumble drying symbol
Tumble drying (low temperature)
Tumble drying (normal)
Do not tumble dry

Natural drying

Drying symbol
Line dry
Dry flat
Drip dry
Dry in the shade
Line dry in the shade
Dry flat in shade
Drip dry in shade


Ironing symbol
Iron at low temperature
Iron at medium temperature
Iron at high temperature
Do not iron

Chemical cleaning

Professional cleaning symbol
Dryclean, hydrocarbon solvent only (HCS)
Gentle cleaning with hydrocarbon solvents
Very gentle cleaning with hydrocarbon solvents
Dryclean, PCE only
Gentle cleaning with PCE
Very gently cleaning with PCE
Do not dry clean

Wet cleaning

Professional wet cleaning
Gentle wet cleaning
Very gently wet cleaning
Professional wet cleaning is not allowed