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Guide to Laundry Care Symbols

The Glamumous Guide to Laundry Care Symbols

30- Very Gentle Wash at 30 degrees C.

40- Gentle Wash at 40 degrees C.

50- Wash at 50 degrees C.

Hand Wash

Do not wash

Bleaching Allowed Do Not Bleach Professional Clean Only

Numbers without the washing symbol denote the maximum temperature

Lines beneath symbols denote a gentle wash or spine. More lines mean a gentler wash.

The letters I and P within a circle provide professional chemical cleaning instructions.

The letter W in a circle denotes professional wet cleaning instructions.


Tumble Dry (Low Heat)

Tumble Dry (Normal Heat)

Do Not Tumble Dry

A circle in the square symbolizes a dryer.

Tumble drying temperature is explained by the number of dots.

The more dots, the higher the heat accepted.

Line Dry

Dry Flat


A square without a circle inside symbolizes that the item must be dried naturally.

Diagonal lines in the top left corner explain that the item must be dried in


Iron (Low Heat)

Iron (Medium Heat)

Iron (High Heat)

Do Not Iron

The number of dots equates to temperature

One dot for 110 degrees C.

Two dots for 150 degrees C.

Three dots for 200 degrees C.

Guide to Laundry Care Symbols

shared by amandakennedy on Jan 29, 2013 in Home

Guide to Laundry Care Symbols

shared by amandakennedy on Jan 29, 2013 in Home


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Laundry symbols can be a little confusing. Many clothes labels provide only pictograms and omit written instructions for important details to keep our garments looking their best. To save yourself ti...
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