What do the laundry and textile care symbols mean?

This article describes common laundry and textile care symbols and their meaning.

 

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To get the best out of your washing machine and keep your clothes and fabrics in good condition, always check the fabric care symbols and use the most appropriate wash cycle for the fabric.

 

Check the manual for your model for the different wash cycles on your machine.

 

Please see below for common laundry and textile care symbols and their meaning.

 

Washing: 

 

The number indicates maximum washing temperature

 

Normal Process:

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Mild Process:

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Very Mild Process:

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Hand wash:

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Do not wash:

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Bleaching

 

Any bleach can be used:

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Non-chlorine bleach only:

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 Do not bleach:

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Drying

 

Line dry:

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What do the laundry and textile care symbols mean?

Line dry in the shade:

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Drip line dry: 

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Drip line dry in the shade:

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Flat dry:

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Flat dry in the shade

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Drip flat dry

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Drip flat dry in the shade:

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Tumble drying

 

Tumble dry on hottest setting:

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Tumble dry on high heat:

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Tumble dry on medium heat:

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Tumble dry on low heat:

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Tumble dry on air only/no heat setting:

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Do not tumble dry:

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Do not dry:

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Do not wring

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Ironing

 

Iron at any temperature:

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Iron at high temperature:

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Iron at medium temperature:

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Iron at low temperature:

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Do not steam:

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Do not iron:

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Drycleaning

 

Dry clean with any solvent:

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Dry clean with any solvent except trichloroethylene:

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Dry clean with petroleum solvent only:

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Do not dry clean:

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