Cheat sheet for easy navigation of laundry symbols

01/12/17 Tips & Tricks
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Do the symbols on clothing labels remind you of Chinese characters? You’re not alone. Keep this simple cheat sheet handy and it will all be clear.

Laundry symbols

  Normal cycle in the washing machine (the clothing does not mind regular mechanical washing, rinsing and spinning).
  Normal cycle at maximally 30 °C (the clothing can handle regular mechanical washing, rinsing and spinning).
  Normal cycle at maximally 40 °C (the dot symbols hence replace data about the water temperature - the more dots, the hotter the water can be).
  Normal cycle at maximally 50 °C.
  Normal cycle at maximally 60 °C.
  Normal cycle at maximally 70 °C.
  Normal cycle at maximally 95 °C.
  Clothing can be machine washed, requires the gentle cycle (you can choose normal washing but only gentle spinning).
 

Wash at maximally 30 °C with gentle spinning (the degrees Celsius indicate the maximum water temperature in a range of 30 to 95 °C).

  The clothing can be machine washed but requires a very gentle cycle (gentle rinsing and spinning).
  Hand wash only (unless stipulated otherwise, at a maximum temperature of 40 °C).
  Hand wash only at a maximum temperature of 30 °C.
  Do not wash. Try to ask your dry-cleaner.

Drying symbols

Normal drying in a tumble dryer.

 

This clothing can go in the tumble dryer but at lower temperatures. (the dot symbols hence replace data about the water temperature again)
It can go in the tumble dryer but on really cold setting.
Line dry.
Dry flat.
Hang dry (e.g. on a hanger).
Do not tumble dry.

Ironing symbols

Normal ironing with team option and at higher temperatures.
The clothing can be ironed and steamed normally at a temperature of up to 110 °C (two dots mean a maximum temperature of 150 °C, three dots 200 °C).
Iron without steam.
Iron without steam at a maximum temperature of up to  110 °C (two dots mean a maximum temperature of 150 °C, three dots 200 °C).
The product cannot be ironed or steamed.

Pictogram source: TextileAffairs.com

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