Deciphering symbols on clothing labels


We are all used to seeing strange little characters on clothes. For many, these conventional icons and pictograms on labels and tags are incomprehensible. Meanwhile, these symbols are your assistant, they will quickly and affordably tell you how to properly clean clothes, wash, dry and iron. This information will help to maintain the appearance of clothing and the color of textiles.

Be sure to save yourself this cheat sheet!

  1. Handwash.
  2. Wash prohibited.
  3. Only hand wash at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees, do not rub not wring.
  4. Hand or machine wash at a temperature not higher than specified.
  5. Hand or machine wash. Carefully adhere to the specified temperature, do not subject to strong mechanical processing, rinse, moving gradually to cold water, when spinning in a washing machine, put a slow centrifuge mode.
  6. Very delicate wash in large quantities of water, minimal mechanical treatment, quick rinsing at low revs.
  7. Washing with bleach containing chlorine is allowed. Use only cold water, follow the complete dissolution of the powder.
  8. When washing do not use products containing bleach (chlorine).
  9. Allowed to iron.
  10. It is allowed to iron at a maximum temperature of 110 degrees. The same rules are reserved for synthetic fibers: nylon, polyester, acetate, and others. Use fabric gasket, do not use steam.
  11. It is allowed to iron at a maximum temperature of 150 degrees. Valid for wool and mixed fibers with polyester and viscose. Use a damp cloth.
  12. It is allowed to iron at a maximum temperature of 200 degrees. Valid for flax and cotton. You can moisten the product.
  13. Dry clean only.
  14. Dry clean with any solvent.
  15. Cleaning only with hydrocarbon, chlorine ethylene and monofluorotrichloromethane.
  16. Cleaning using only hydrocarbon and trifluorotrichlormethane.
  17. Cleaning only with hydrocarbon, ethylene chloride and monofluorotrichloromethane with limited addition of water, control of mechanical action and drying temperature.
  18. Cleaning only with hydrocarbon and trifluorotrichloromethane with limited addition of water, control of mechanical action and temperature of drying.
  19. Allowed to squeeze and dry in the washing machine.
  20. Not allowed to squeeze and dry in the washing machine.
  21. Dry with warm temperature.
  22. Dry when hot.
  23. After spinning, vertical drying is allowed.
  24. Dry without spinning.
  25. Dry on a horizontal surface.

General tips:

  • In a washing machine, it is necessary to wash items made of natural silk in a gentle manner, using special detergents for silk, at temperatures up to 30 ° C, without soaking and using bleach. It is possible to use rinses or fabric softeners.
  • When hand washing silk fabric should not be rubbed by hand or brush, as well as squeeze.
  • Rinse silk products should be in warm water at a temperature of 20-25 ° C. In this case, you can add a little vinegar to the water - this will refresh the color of the product.
  • Drying silk products should be in the shade or indoors. Silk can not be dried in the sun, batteries or near heating devices.
  • It is necessary to iron the silk product while it is still wet, from the inside, with a moderately hot iron, not wetting the fabric during ironing.