Wash Symbols Meaning on Washing Labels

Good washing labels symbols meaning can avoid customer confusion, and concise symbols and meanings can make it easier for customers to care for clothing. The washing labels symbols include the wash symbols meaning, bleach symbols meaning, dry clean symbols meaning, dry symbols meaning and iron symbols meaning.

Wash Symbols Meaning

Hand Wash
Hand Wash

Machine Wash
Machine Wash

Do Not Machine Wash
Do Not Machine Wash

Machine Wash Permanent Press
Machine Wash Permanent Press

Machine Wash Gentle/Delicate
Machine Wash Gentle/Delicate

Wash With Similar Colours
Wash With Similar Colours

Machine Wash, Cold
Machine Wash, Cold

Machine Wash, Warm
Machine Wash, Warm

Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot

30℃/● represents wash at or below 30℃, 30℃/●●●represents wash at or below 40℃. Because washing clothes will not measure the water temperature, so you can also write “machine wash, cold” “machine wash, warm”. Can avoid customer confusion.
There are also “machine wash, hot” symbols, such as 50℃/●●●represents wash at or below 50℃, 60℃/●●●●represents wash at or below 60℃, etc.

In addition to washing symbols and meaning, other explanation can also be added, such as: “Inside out for washing”. “wash before wearing”, etc.

Bleach Symbols Meaning

Bleach
Bleach

Do Not Bleach
Do Not Bleach

Non-chlorine Bleach
Non-chlorine Bleach

Chlorine Bleach
Chlorine Bleach

Generally colored and dark clothing, or clothing with leather labels and metal tags are not suitable for bleaching.
If bleaching is possible, non-chlorine bleach is usually recommended because chlorine bleach is toxic.

Dry Clean Symbols Meaning

Dry Clean
Dry Clean

Do Not Dry Clean
Do Not Dry Clean

Dry Clean, Any Solvent
Dry Clean, Any Solvent

Dry Clean, Any Solven Except Trichloroethylene
Dry Clean, Any Solven Except Trichloroethylene

Gentle Cleaning With Pce
Gentle Cleaning With Pce

Very Gentle Cleaning With Pce
Very Gentle Cleaning With Pce

Trichloroethylene is toxic

Dry Clean, Hydrocarbon Solvent Only (hcs)
Dry Clean, Hydrocarbon Solvent Only (hcs)

Gentle Cleaning With Hydrocarbon Solvents
Gentle Cleaning With Hydrocarbon Solvents

Very Gentle Cleaning With Hydrocarbon Solvents
Very Gentle Cleaning With Hydrocarbon Solvents

Hydrocarbon Solvent is safer

Wet Cleaning
Wet Cleaning

Gentle Wet Cleaning
Gentle Wet Cleaning

Very Gentle Wet Cleaning
Very Gentle Wet Cleaning

Short Cycle
Short Cycle

Reduced Moisture
Reduced Moisture

No Steam Finishing
No Steam Finishing

Low Heat
Low Heat

The meaning of dry clean symbols is very complicated and can cause confusion for customers. Other concise language can be used, such as: “special care”, “professional dry cleaning only”, etc.

Dry Symbols Meaning

Tumble Dry
Tumble Dry

Do Not Tumble Dry
Do Not Tumble Dry

Tumble Dry No Heat
Tumble Dry No Heat

Tumble Dry Low
Tumble Dry Low

Tumble Dry Medium
Tumble Dry Medium

Tumble Dry High
Tumble Dry High

Hang to Dry
Hang to Dry

Drip Dry
Drip Dry

Lay Flat to Dry
Lay Flat to Dry

Hang To Dry in Shade
Hang To Dry in Shade

Drip Dry in Shade
Drip Dry in Shade

Dry Flat in Shade
Dry Flat in Shade
Natural Dry
Natural Dry

Wring
Wring
Shade Dry
Shade Dry

Do Not Wring
Do Not Wring

After Washing Remove Promptly & Hang To Dry
After Washing Remove Promptly & Hang To Dry

There are some special designs for drying symbols. Contour clothing can better reflect the meaning of symbols.

Iron Symbols Meaning

Iron
Iron

Low Iron
Low Iron

Medium Iron
Medium Iron

High Iron
High Iron

Do Not Iron
Do Not Iron

Steam
Steam

Do Not Steam
Do Not Steam

In addition to the iron symbols and meaning, you can also add other explanation, such as: “do not iron decoration”, “iron on reverse if needed”, “do not iron decoration and prints”, etc.

Wash Symbols Meaning on Washing Labels

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