Care Symbols

  • Care Symbol
  • Written Care Instructions
  • What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean
  • Machine Wash, Normal
  • Garment may be laundered through the use of hottest available water,
  • Machine Wash, Cold
  • Initial water temperature should not exceed 30C or 65 to 85F.
  • Machine Wash, Warm
  • Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F.
  • Machine Wash, Hot
  • Initial water temperature should not exceed 50C or 120F.
  • Machine Wash, Hot
  • Initial water temperature should not exceed 60C or 140F.
  • Machine Wash, Hot
  • Initial water temperature should not exceed 70C or 160F.
  • Machine Wash, Hot
  • Initial water temperature should not exceed 95C or 200F.
  • Machine Wash, Permanent Press
  • Garment may be machine laundered only on the setting designed to preserve Permanent Press with cool down or cold rinse prior to reduced spin.
  • Machine Wash, Gentle or Delicate
  • Garment may be machine laundered only on the setting designed for gentle agitation and/or reduced time for delicate items.
  • Hand Wash
  • Garment may be laundered through the use of water, detergent or soap and gentle hand manipulation.
  • Do Not Wash
  • Garment may not be safely laundered by any process. Normally accompanied by Dry Clean instructions.
Care Symbol
Written Care Instructions
What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean
  • 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.
Care Symbol
Written Care Instructions
What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean
  • 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.
  • Dry In Shade
  • Usually added to Line or Drip Dry. Dry away from direct sunlight.
Care Symbol
Written Care Instructions
What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean
  • Do Not Wring
  • Do Not Wring.
Care Symbol
Written Care Instructions
What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Do Not Steam
  • Steam ironing will harm garment, but regular dry ironing at indicated temperature setting is acceptable.
  • Do Not Iron
  • Item may not be smoothed or finished with an iron.
Care Symbol
Written Care Instructions
What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean
  • Dryclean
  • Dry Clean, any solvent, any cycle any moisture, any heat.
  • Dryclean, Any Solvent
  • Dry Clean, any solvent. Usually used with other restrictions on proper dry cleaning procedure.
  • Dryclean, Petroleum Solvent Only
  • Dry Clean using only petroleum solvent. Usually used with other restrictions.
  • Dryclean, Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene
  • Any dry cleaning solvent other than trichloroethylene may be safely used.
  • Dryclean, Short Cycle
  • May be used with A, P, or F solvent restriction.
  • Dryclean, Reduced Moisture
  • May be used with A, P, or F solvent restriction.
  • Dryclean, Low Heath
  • May be used with A, P, or F solvent restriction.
  • Dryclean, No Steam
  • May be used with A, P, or F solvent restriction.
  • Do Not Dryclean
  • Garment may not be commercially drycleaned.