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Washing Symbols


The washtub symbol indicates if your garment is suitable for washing.
The recommended washing temperature is shown by the number inside the washtub.
The amount of agitation is specified by bars underneath.
A washtub with no bar will use the maximum action with a normal spin.
The number in the tub is the maximum temperature, for example 40°.
A washtub with a single bar (one bar) indicates a mild washing process.
The machine will wash with a medium machine action and mild spin.
The number in the tub is the maximum temperature, for example 40°.
A washtub with a double bars (two bars) indicates a very mild washing process and spin.
The number in the tub is the maximum temperature, for example 40°.
Hand wash only as your clothes are too delicate to machine wash.
The temperature is to be a maximum of 40°.
Do not wash.
Do not use bleach.
Only oxygen/non-chlorine bleach allowed.
Any bleaching agent allowed.
A box with a circle inside represent tumble drying.
Tumble dry possible at normal temperature.
Tumble dry possible at low heat.
Do not tumble dry.
Dry flat.
Drip dry.
Dry handing.
Hot iron.
Maximum temperature 200°C.
Warm iron.
Maximum temperature 150°C.
Cool iron.
Maximum temperature 110°C.
Do not iron.
The garment may be professionally dry cleaned.
The P represents perchloroethylene solvent.
The garment may be professionally dry cleaned.
The P represents perchloroethylene solvent. The single bar indicates a milder process.
The garment may be professionally dry cleaned.
The F represents hydrocarbon solvents, which is a more environmentally friendly and mild process.
The garment may be professionally dry cleaned.
The F represents hydrocarbon solvents, which is a more environmentally friendly and mild process.
The single bar indicates a milder process.
Do not dry clean.


Do list


  • Always read the care label and washing instructions before washing your clothes.
  • Arrange your laundry into groups with similar wash care instructions and organise into whites, darks and colours.
  • The care label washing temperature is the highest premitted temperature.
    But if your are unsure, always wash at a lower temperature rather than higher.
  • Turn garment inside out before washing.

Don't list


  • Avoid using too much detergent.
  • Do not use fabric detergents which contain bleach.
  • Do not tumble dry garment unless indicated on the care label.
  • Do not iron prints, trims or embellishments.
  • Do not leave garments with white and contrast coloured panels soaking for prolonged periods.
  • Garments with metal trims should not be left to soak.