What do the laundry and textile care symbols mean?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

 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.




The number indicates maximum washing temperature


Normal Process:

Normal Process  


Mild Process:

Mild Process   


Very Mild Process:

Very Mild Process 


Hand wash:



Do not wash:

Do not wash 





Any bleach can be used:


any bleach 


Non-chlorine bleach only:


Non Chlorine bleach 



 Do not bleach:


Do not bleach Do not bleach 2 





Line dry:

Line dry  Line dry 2 


Line dry in the shade:

:ine dry in the shade 


Drip line dry: 

Drip line dry 


Drip line dry in the shade:

Drip line dry in the shade 


Flat dry:

Flat Dry 



Flat dry in the shade

Flat dry in the shade 


Drip flat dry

Drip flat dry 


Drip flat dry in the shade:

Drip flat dry in the shade 


Tumble drying


Tumble dry on hottest setting:

Tumble dry hot 

Tumble dry on high heat:

high heat 

Tumble dry on medium heat:

Medium Heat 

Tumble dry on low heat:

Tumble dry low 

Tumble dry on air only/no heat setting:

air only 


Do not tumble dry:

do not tumble dry 

Do not dry:

Do not dry


Do not wring

Do not wring 




Iron at any temperature:

Iron any 

Iron at high temperature:


Iron at medium temperature:


Iron at low temperature:

Iron low 

Do not steam:


Do not iron:

Do not iron 




Dry clean with any solvent:

dry clean dry clean 

Dry clean with any solvent except trichloroethylene:

Dry clean except 

Dry clean with petroleum solvent only:

Dry clean petroleum 

Do not dry clean:


Do not dry clean 






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