Taking proper care of your garments can significantly extend their lifespan. However, deciphering laundry symbols on clothing tags can be confusing. This guide will help you understand these symbols, ensuring your clothes remain in excellent condition.


Part 1: Washing Symbols

Machine Wash:

  • Normal Cycle: A plain tub symbol indicates a standard machine wash.
  • Permanent Press: A tub with a line beneath it means use the permanent press setting to reduce wrinkles.
  • Gentle Cycle: A tub with two lines beneath it suggests using a gentle cycle for delicate fabrics

Hand Wash:

  • A hand in the tub symbol indicates the garment should be hand-washed to avoid damage.

Water Temperature:

  • Dots Inside the Tub: One dot means cold water (30°C/85°F), two dots mean warm water (40°C/105°F), and three dots mean hot water (50°C/120°F).

Do Not Wash:

  • A tub with an “X” through it means the item should not be washed.

Part 2: Drying Symbols

Tumble Dry:

  • Normal Heat: A square with a circle inside indicates tumble drying on normal heat.
  • Low Heat: A square with a circle inside and a single dot signifies low heat.
  • No Heat: A square with a circle inside and an “X” means no heat should be used.

Line Dry:

  • A square with a curved line at the top means the item should be line-dried.

Dry Flat:

  • A square with a horizontal line in the middle indicates the garment should be dried flat.

Do Not Tumble Dry:

  • A square with a circle inside and an “X” through it means do not tumble dry.

Part 3: Ironing Symbols

Ironing:

  • Normal: An iron symbol indicates it is safe to iron.
  • Low Heat: An iron with one dot means low heat.
  • Medium Heat: An iron with two dots means medium heat.
  • High Heat: An iron with three dots means high heat.

Do Not Iron:

  • An iron with an “X” through it means the item should not be ironed.

Steam Ironing:

  • An iron with steam coming out of it means it is safe to use steam.
  • An iron with steam and an “X” means do not use steam.

Part 4: Other Care Symbols

Bleaching:

  • Allowed: A triangle symbol means bleach can be used.
  • Non-Chlorine Only: A triangle with diagonal lines inside means use non-chlorine bleach only.
  • Do Not Bleach: A triangle with an “X” through it means do not bleach.

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