Fabric Care Label Symbols

The following information is provided by the U. S. Federal Trade Commission as part of Project Clean. The symbols appearing on garment labels provide care instructions from the manufacturer. 

As a minimum, laundering instructions include (in order) four symbols: washing, bleaching, drying, and ironing. Drycleaning instructions include one symbol. Additional symbols or words or both may be used to clarify the instructions. The water temperatures listed below are provided as a guideline.Actual water temperatures obtained in the home depend on washing machine settings(hot, warm, cold), regional supply temperatures,water heater settings.

 

WASH

Normal Wash READ MORE…

 

Permanent Press / Wrinkle Resistant

 

Gentle and Delicate

 

Hand Wash

 

Water Temperature 30C/85F (Cold/Cool)

 

Warm

 

Water Temperature 50C/120F (Hot)

 

Warning: DO NOT WASH

 

Warning: DO NOT WRING

 

Bleach

Any Bleach (When needed)

 

Only Non-Chlorine Bleach (When needed)

 

Warning: Do Not Bleach

 

Dry

Dry

 

Normal

 

Permanent Press/Wrinkle Resistant

 

Gentle / Delicate

 

Heat Setting: Low

 

Heat Setting: Medium

 

Heat Setting: High

 

Special Instructions: Line Dry / Hang to Dry

 

Special Instructions: Drip Dry

 

Special Instructions: Dry Flat

 

Special Instructions: Drip in the Shade

 

Warning: Do Not Dry (used with Do Not Wash)

 

Warning: Do Not Tumble Dry

 

Iron

Iron

 

Iron Low

 

Iron Medium

 

Iron High

 

Warning: Do Not Iron

 

Warning: Iron No Steam

 

Dry Clean

Dry Clean

 

Any Solvent

 

 Dry Clean – Normal Cycle:

Any Solvent except Tricloroethylene

Dry Clean- Normal Cycle:

Petroleum Solvent Only

Professionally Dryclean:

Reduce Moisture

Professionlally Dryclean:

Short Cycle

Professionally Dryclean:

No Steam Finishing

Professionally Dryclean:

Low Heat

Warning:

Do not Dry Clean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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