Care Instructions Icons Description

Care Instructions Icons Description

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We understand, care instructions icons can be very confusing specially when we have to look at every piece of clothes we wash, at what temperature should it be washed, any chemicals to add when washing, can it be spun, rinsed and dried with no damage, you all know, making a little mistake can ruin your favorite blouse.

Here we explain all instructions needed to avoid any fabric damage:

Dry Cleaning

  • Empty circle: must dry clean
  • A circle with a letter inside indicates to which chemicals can be used
  • Symbol with 1 Underline or 2 indicates the level of precautions must be taken
  • Cross over the circle: Not to dry clean


  • Empty iron symbol: use any temperature
  • Dots inside the symbol:
  • 1 dot: Delicate fabrics like silk and wool
  • 2dots: Synthetics
  • 3 dots: Linen & Cotton
  • Cross over the iron symbol: Do not iron


  • Circle inside a square: can be dried
  • Dots inside the circle:
  • 1-dry on low temperature
  • 2-dry on medium temperature
  • 3-dry on high temperature
  • Cross over the symbol: not to tumble dry

Hand washing

  • Tub with a hand symbol means the item can be hand washed or wash on a hand washing program with low heat.
  • Twisted fabric symbol: the item can be wrung
  • Cross over the symbol means should not be wrung

Synthetic washing

  • A tub symbol: can be washed in the washing machine
  • Underlined symbol:
  • No lines: can be spun and rinsed
  • 1 line: spin speed should be reduced
  • 2 lines: mild wash, spun and rinse
  • A tub with a number indicates to the temperature degree suitable for washing the item
  • Cross over the symbol: do not wash the item
  • we really hope we have presented the icons in a simple way so you will never forget each one.