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.



Normal Wash READ MORE…


Permanent Press / Wrinkle Resistant


Gentle and Delicate


Hand Wash


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




Water Temperature 50C/120F (Hot)


Warning: DO NOT WASH





Any Bleach (When needed)


Only Non-Chlorine Bleach (When needed)


Warning: Do Not Bleach







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 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


Do not Dry Clean










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