Understanding Laundry Symbols

Washing


Machine Wash,
Normal


Machine Wash,
Permanent Press


Machine Wash,
Gentle or Delicate


Hand Wash


Do Not Wash


Machine Wash, Cold


Machine Wash, Warm


Machine Wash, Hot


Machine Wash, Hot


Machine Wash, Hot


Machine Wash, Hot


Machine Wash, Cold
Initial water temperature should not exceed 30°C.


Machine Wash, Warm
Initial water temperature should not exceed 40°C.


Machine Wash, Hot
Initial water temperature should not exceed 50°C.


Machine Wash, Hot
Initial water temperature should not exceed 60°C.


Machine Wash, Hot
Initial water temperature should not exceed 70°C.


Machine Wash, Hot
Initial water temperature should not exceed 95°C.

Dry Cleaning


Dry Clean


Dry Clean,
Any Solvent


Dry Clean,
Petroleum Solvent Only


Dry Clean,
Any Solvent
Except Trichloroethylene


Do Not Dry Clean


Dry Clean,
Short Cycle


Dry Clean,
Reduced Moisture


Dry Clean,
Low Heat


Dry Clean,
No Steam

Ironing


Iron, Any Temperature,
Steam or Dry

Regular ironing may be needed and may be performed at any available temperature with or without steam is acceptable.


Do Not Iron

Item may not be smoothed or finished with an iron.


Do Not Steam

Steam ironing will harm garment, but regular dry ironing at indicated temperature setting is acceptable.


Iron, Low

Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at Low setting (110C, 230F) only.


Iron, Medium

Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at Medium setting (150C, 300F).


Iron, High

Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at High setting (200C, 290F).

Bleaching


Bleach
When Needed

Any commercially available bleach product may be used in the laundering process.


Non-Chlorine Bleach
When Needed

Only a non-chlorine, color-safe bleach may be used in the laundering process. Chlorine bleach may not be used.


Do Not Bleach

No bleach product may be used. The garment is not colorfast or structurally able to withstand any bleach.

Drying


Tumble Dry, Normal

A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting.


Tumble Dry, Normal,
Low Heat

A machine dryer may be regularly used at a maximum of Low Heat setting.


Tumble Dry, Normal,
Medium Heat

A machine dryer may be regularly used at a maximum of Medium Heat setting.


Tumble Dry, Normal,
High Heat

A machine dryer may be regularly used at a High Heat setting.


Tumble Dry, Normal,
No Heat

A machine dryer may be regularly used only at No Heat or Air Only setting.


Tumble Dry,
Permanent Press

A machine dryer may be regularly used only at the Permanent Press setting.


Tumble Dry, Gentle

A machine dryer may be regularly used only at the Gentle setting.


Do Not Tumble Dry

A machine dryer may not be used. Usually accompanied by an alternate drying method symbol.


Do Not Dry

A machine dryer may not be used.
Usually accompanied by an alternate drying method symbol.


Line Dry

Hang damp garment from line or bar, in or out doors.


Drip Dry

Hang dripping wet garment from line or bar, in or out doors, without hand shaping or smoothing.


Dry Flat

Lay out horizontally for drying.