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Is that itch from your new garment bothering you? You tried reading the strange itchy cloth and didn’t understand anything. Well, this guide is here to solve those mysterious care symbols which are actually for care instructions for you to know how to wash your clothes.

Long Story Short: A bucket of water is for how to wash. A square is for how to dry. And an iron is how to iron.
Long Story: These care instruction are placed to help you keep your clothes in the best form possible. The handy guide below will definitely help you in your next wash.

The infographic below gives a breakdown of what each symbol means including some additional details.

all mystery care symbols explained

Washing Symbols

wash care symbol

The Wash Symbol is telling you which temperature or machine setting you should use to wash the item of clothing.

Normal wash care symbol

Those dots have a meaning:

• One Dot = 30ºC

•• Two Dots = 40ºC

•••Three Dots = 50ºC

•••• Four Dots = 60ºC

••••• Five Dots = 70ºC

•••••• Six Dots = 95ºC

The dash underneath the bucket means ‘Permanent Press’ which usually means you should not iron it.

gentle cycle care symbol

The gentle cycle is for delicate fibers like wool or silk, or even items which can be damaged by strong washing.

hand wash care symbol

This is a ‘Hand Wash’ symbol meaning it requires delicate care.

do not wash care symbol

This symbol means ‘Do Not Wash’ clearly stating that this item needs to be dry cleaned.

Ironing Guidelines

iron care symbol

Means it can be ironed.This symbol means ‘Do Not Wash’ clearly stating that this item needs to be dry cleaned.

one dot iron care symbol

One dot means that it can be ironed at a low temperature.

2 dots iron care symbol

Two dots mean that it can be ironed at medium temperature.

Three dot ironing care symbol

Three dots mean this item can be ironed at high.

Drying

tumble dry mystery care symbols explained

Square with a circle in the middle means it’s ‘tumble dry’.

tumble dry on high speed mystery care symbols explained

The number of dots inside the circle here is a representation of the speed of Tumble Drying. Three means high.

Do not tumblr dry mystery care symbols explained

This symbol states that your garment should not be tumble dried. Square with a circle in the middle means it’s ‘tumble dry’.

tumble dry permanent press mystery care symbols solved

A single line below the dryer symbol means a Permanent Press setting should be used.

tumblr dry on low mystery care symbols explained

Tumble Dry Speed – Low.A single line below the dryer symbol means a Permanent Press setting should be used.

tumblr dry delicate mystery care symbols solved

Two lines mean that the Delicate setting must be used.

Bleaching Guidelines

bleach symbol mystery care symbols explained

A triangle means any kind of bleach can be used on the clothing.

A triangle filled with diagonal lines means that only non-chlorine bleaches should be used. Don’t forget to check the ingredients of your bleach bottle.

do not bleach mystery care symbols explained

This simply means ‘Do Not Use Bleach’

Dry Cleaning

dry clean mystery care symbols explained

A circle represents Dry Cleaning. This means this garment is dry clean ‘only’.

Dry clean normal mystery care symbols explained

Here means the cloth needs to be dry cleaned under normal conditions.

Dry clean only mystery care symbols explained

This means the garment is dry clean ‘only’.

do not dry clean mysterious care symbols explained

A cross across the circle means ‘do not clean’.

 

BONUS TIP: Found this too hard to understand?

Together we have debunked what those mysterious care symbols actually mean. But, why fall in a mystery in the first place, when we will take extensive care of your laundry. Eh?

Author: Rami Shaar

Rami is the CEO and Co-Founder of Washmen. He started off his career in investment banking and private equity. To satisfy his entrepreneurial craving, he joined UBER in Dubai as one of the early employees that help build UBER in the region. Throughout his life and career, he always felt the pain of laundry days and has decided to do something about it!


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