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Care Label Guide

The following information is provided by the U. S. Federal Trade Commission as part of Project Clean. The symbols appearing on garment labels provide care instructions from the manufacturer.

As a minimum, laundering instructions include (in order) four symbols: washing, bleaching, drying, and ironing. Drycleaning instructions include one symbol. Additional symbols or words or both may be used to clarify the instructions. The water temperatures listed below are provided as a guideline. Actual water temperatures obtained in the home depend on washing machine settings (hot, warm, cold), regional supply temperatures, and water heater settings.

  WASH
  Wash Normal Normal Wash 40 - 50 Water Temperature 40C/105F (Warm)
  Perm Press Permanent Press / Wrinkle Resistant Wash cool Water Temperature 30C/85F (Cold/Cool)
  Wash Gentle Gentle / Delicate Warning do not wash Warning:
Do Not Wash
  hand Wash Hand Wash Wash 40 - 50 Warning:
Do Not Wring
  Wash hot Water Temperature 50C/120F (Hot)    

  BLEACH
  Any Bleach Any Bleach (when needed) Do Not Bleach Warning:
Do Not Bleach
  Wash Normal Only Non-Chlorine Bleach
(when needed)
   

  DRY
  Wash Normal Dry Line Dry Special Instructions:
Line Dry / Hang to Dry
  Dry Normal Normal Wash 40 - 50 Special Instructions:
Drip Dry
  Dry pp Permanent Press / Wrinkle Resistant Dry Flat Special Instructions:
Dry Flat
  Dry Gentle Gentle / Delicate Dry in the Shade Special Instructions:
Dry in the Shade
  Heat: High Heat Setting: High Do Not Dry Warning:
Do Not Dry
(used with Do Not Wash)
  Heat Medium Heat Setting: Medium Do Not Tumble Dry Warning:
Do Not Tumble Dry
  Heat low Heat Setting: Low    

  IRON
  Iron Iron Iron Low Low
  Iron High High Do Not Iron Warning:
Do Not Iron
  Iron Medium Medium No Steam Warning:
No Steam

  DRYCLEAN
  Dry Clean Dry Clean Short Cycle Professionally Dryclean:
Short Cycle
  Any Solvent Any Solvent No Steam Professionally Dryclean:
No Steam Finishing
  Solvent except Trichloroethylene Dryclean - Normal Cycle:
Any Solvent except Trichloroethylene
Low Heat Professionally Dryclean:
Low Heat
  Petroleum Dryclean - Normal Cycle:
Petroleum Solvent Only
Do Not Dryclean Warning:
Do Not Dryclean
  Reduce Moisture Professionally Dryclean:
Reduce Moisture
   
 
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