Laundry Care Symbols

Symbol Description What It Does
Wash

Wash

Picture of a bucket with a wavy line to indicate it is full of liquid Garment can be washed in a normal wash with hot water and detergent
Cold Machine Wash

Cold Machine Wash

Picture of a bucket with a single dot in the middle Garment needs a wash no warmer than 30℃
Warm Machine Wash

Warm Machine Wash

Picture of a bucket with two dots in the middle Garment needs a wash no warmer than 40℃
Hot Machine Wash

Hot Machine Wash 

Picture of a bucket with three dots in the middle Garment needs a wash no warmer than 50℃ (more dots represent hotter washes)
Permanent Press Machine Wash

Permanent Press Machine Wash

Picture of a bucket with a single line underneath Garment can be washed on the setting with cool down or cold rinse with a slower spin
Gentle Machine Wash

Gentle Machine Wash

Picture of a bucket with two lines underneath Garment can be washed using a gentle setting or for reduced amount of time
Hand Wash

Hand Wash

Picture of a bucket with a hand over the opening Garment should not be machine washed – wash only by hand with water and detergent
Do Not Wash

Do Not Wash

Picture of a bucket with a cross through it Garment cannot be washed safely, may require dry cleaning
Bleach When Needed

Bleach When Needed

A simple triangle shape unfilled Any bleach cleaning product can be used in the cleaning process
Non Chlorine Bleach

Non-Chlorine Bleach Required

Simple triangle shape with two diagonal lines inside Garment can be washed with non-chlorine products
Do Not Bleach

Do Not Bleach

A filled in triangle with a cross through it No bleach cleaning product can be used
Tumble Dry

Tumble Dry

A square box with a circle inside Garment can be used with regular tumble dryer machine up to highest setting
Tumble Dry Low Heat

Tumble Dry Low Heat

A square box with a circle inside and a single dot Garment can be tumble dried on the lowest setting
Tumble Dry Medium Heat

Tumble Dry Medium Heat

A square box with a circle inside and two dots Garment can be tumble dried up to a medium setting
Tumble Dry High Heat

Tumble Dry High Heat

A square box with a circle inside and three dots Garment can be tumble dried up to highest setting
Tumble Dry No Heat

Tumble Dry No Heat

A square box with a circle inside shaded in Garment can be tumble dried with no heat
Tumble Dry Permanent Press

Tumble Dry Permanent Press

A square box with a circle inside and a line under the box Garment can be tumble dried but only with permanent press setting
Tumble Dry Gentle

Tumble Dry Gentle

A square box with a circle inside and two lines under the box Garment can be tumble dried on a gentle setting
Do Not Tumble Dry

Do Not Tumble Dry

A square box with a circle inside, all crossed out by two lines Garment cannot be tumble dried
Do Not Dry

Do Not Dry

Square box crossed out by two lines Garment cannot be machine dried
Line Dry

Line Dry

A square box with a small curve inside at the top to denote a fold Garment can be hung indoors or outdoors
Drip Dry

Drip Dry

Square box with three vertical lines inside Garment can be left to drip dry indoors or outdoors
Dry Flat

Dry Flat

Square box with a single horizontal line in the middle Garment should be laid flat to dry
Dry in Shade

Dry In Shade

Square box with two diagonal lines in the upper corner Garment can be hung to dry but must be kept in the shade
Do Not Wring

Do Not Wring

A twisted cloth with a cross through Garment must not be wrung at any point
Iron

Iron

A simple outline of an iron Garment can be ironed on any temperature
Iron Low Heat

Iron Low Heat

Simple outline of an iron with a single dot in the middle Garment can be ironed on a low heat setting
Iron Medium Heat

Iron Medium Heat

Simple outline of an iron with two dots in the middle Garment can be ironed on a medium heat setting
Iron High Heat

Iron High Heat

Simple outline of an iron with three dots in the middle Garment can be ironed on high heat setting
Do Not Steam

Do Not Steam

Simple outline of an iron with two lines beneath which are crossed out Garment cannot be steam ironed
Do Not Iron

Do Not Iron

Simple outline of an iron crossed out Garment cannot be ironed
Dry Clean

Dry Clean

A circle with a blank centre Garment should be dry cleaned on any setting
Dry Clean with any Solvent

Dry Clean With Any Solvent

A circle with a capital ‘A’ in the middle Garment can be dry cleaned with any solvent
Dry Clean with Petroleum Solvent

Dry Clean With Petroleum Solvent

A circle with a capital ‘F’ in the middle Garment can be dry cleaned with petroleum solvent only
Dry Clean with any Solvent Bar Trichloroethylene

Dry Clean With Any Solvent Bar Trichloroethylene

A circle with a capital ‘P’ in the middle Garment can be cleaned with any solvent except for Trichloroethylene
Do Not Dry Clean

Do Not Dry Clean

A blank circle with a cross through it Garment cannot be dry cleaned

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