How to choose and interpret washing instruction symbols in clothing care / composition labels?
When proceeding to wash the clothes it’s recommended to follow the instructions explained with the care symbols that appear in the composition / care labels.
The care / composition labels contain useful information about the product for the consumer, as washing and care instructions, fabric composition, country of origin, etc. At the care / composition labels appear five symbols that indicate how to proceed right for the clothing washing and care.
1. A pail symbol indicates if the clothing should be hand or machine washed.
a) When a number appears in the symbol it will indicate the maximum temperature that it can be washed.
b) When a stripe appears on the bottom of the symbol it will indicate that the washing should be done in a delicate program.
c) When two stripes appear on the bottom the washing should be done in a super delicate program.
d) The symbol crossed means that the wash shouldn’t be done in water.
2. A triangle shape indicates us that the article admits or not the use of bleach or other products that contain diluted chlorine.
a) When the triangle paperers crossed, means that the article doesn’t admit the use of bleach or any other kind of chlorine.
3. A square shape indicates the drying process to follow in the article.
a) When a circle appears in the square, means that it’s possible to use dryer, with a moderate temperature if it has a point in the centre.
b) When in the top of the square appears half circle, the article needs to be dried hanged.
c) When an horizontal stripe appears in the square centre, the article needs to be dried on a towel.
d) Three vertical stripes in the square, indicates us that the article it’s delicate, it should be hanged up without being squeezed.
4. A circle indicates us information about the dry cleaning.
b) An A in the centre means that it can be washed with any kind of solvent.
b) An F in the centre means that can only be washed with mineral products.
c) When inside the circle appears a P means that can only be washed with products that doesn’t contain trichlorethylene.
5. An Iron symbol with a dot in the centre indicates the ironing process.
a) When one dot appears it means that the article can be ironed maximum at 110 degrees.
d) Two dots indicate that the maximum temperature for ironing should be 150 degrees.
c) Three dots mean that the maximum ironing temperature it’s 200 degrees.
d) When the bottom of the iron symbol crossed indicates us that it shouldn’t be ironed with vapour.
e) When the iron symbol appears completely crossed means that the article shouldn’t be ironed.
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