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.

 

Washing:

 

The number indicates maximum washing temperature

 

Normal Process:

Normal Process  

 

Mild Process:

Mild Process   

 

Very Mild Process:

Very Mild Process 

 

Hand wash:

handwash 

 

Do not wash:

Do not wash 

 

 

Bleaching

 

Any bleach can be used:

 

any bleach 

 

Non-chlorine bleach only:

 

Non Chlorine bleach 

 

 

 Do not bleach:

 

Do not bleach Do not bleach 2 

 

 

Drying

 

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 

 

 

Ironing


Iron at any temperature:

Iron any 


Iron at high temperature:

Max 


Iron at medium temperature:

Medium 


Iron at low temperature:

Iron low 


Do not steam:

Steam 


Do not iron:

Do not iron 

 

 

Drycleaning


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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