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WASH

Temperature

COLD
WARM
HOT

Cycle

NORMAL
PERMANENT PRESS
DELICATE

Bleach

BLEACH (IF NEEDED)
NON CHLORINE BLEACH
NO BLEACH

Special

NORMAL
PERMANENT PRESS

DRY

Temperature

LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
NO HEAT
ANY HEAT

Cycle

NORMAL
PERMANENT PRESS
DELICATE/ GENTLE

Dry Clean

DRY CLEAN
DO NOT DRY CLEAN

Special

DO NOT USE DRYER
HANG DRY
DRY FLAT
DO NOT WRING

IRON

Temperature

LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH

Special

NO STEAM
DO NOT DRY CLEAN

What Do All Those Laundry Symbols Mean?

Washing Symbols Explained

There’s no doubt everyone is a bit curious to know what those mysterious clothing care symbols are on every item of clothing you own. What do these laundry symbols really mean? Understanding laundry labels can be pretty daunting. You definitely want to make sure that you are giving the proper care your garments need, without making the dreaded mistakes of laundering your silk blouse on the wrong temperature, or tumble drying a wool sweater! That’s why we’ve decoded it all for you. With our laundry symbols guide, you can feel secure knowing your clothes are being washed in the optimal way. There’s no need to wait anxiously for the laundry to be done to unveil what might have been a big laundry no-no: just toss your clothing into the washer at the indicated setting and temperature and relax.