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Clothing Care Symbols: Find Out What They Mean

Clothing Care Symbols: Find Out What They Mean

If you want to keep your wardrobe in tip-top shape, you need to understand what different clothing care symbols mean. This is your guide.

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CLOTHING CARE SYMBOLS

Machine Wash:

  • Fabric may be washed using the hottest available water.
  • Temperature of the water should not exceed 30C or 85F.
  • Temperature of water should not exceed 40C or 105F.
  • Water temperature should not exceed 50C or 120F.
  • Indicates that you should use a low spin speed.
  • Fabric may be machine washed only on the gentlest setting.

Other:

  • Fabric cannot be safely laundered with any process.
  • Fabric may be laundered with detergent or soap and gentle hand manipulation.

Bleaching:

Bleaching helps to remove tough stains but it will eventually damage clothing if not used sparingly. Thus, it is very important to read the labels on the garments carefully.

  • Any bleach product may be used in the laundering process.
  • Chlorine bleach may not be used only color-safe bleach.
  • No bleach product may be used.

Tumble Dry:

  • A machine dryer may be used on the hottest available temperature setting.
  • Machine drying may be used but only at a maximum setting of Low Heat.
  • Machine dry at a maximum of Medium Heat.
  • Machine dry at a High Heat setting.
  • Machine drying may be used but must be set to No Heat or Air Only setting.

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