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.
|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.|
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.|
|Hang dry (e.g. on a hanger).|
|Do not tumble dry.|
|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.|
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