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.
|Noraml||Water Temperature 40C/105F (Warm)|
|Permanent Press / Wrinkle Resistant||Water Temperature 30C/85F (Cold/Cool)|
|Gentle / Delicate||Warning:Do Not Wash|
|Hand Wash||Warning:Do Not Wring|
|Water Temperature 50C/120F (Hot)|
|Any Bleach (when needed)||Warning:Do Not Bleach|
|Only Non-Chlorine Bleach(when needed)|
|Dry||Special Instructions:Line Dry / Hang to Dry|
|Normal||Special Instructions:Drip Dry|
|Permanent Press / Wrinkle Resistant||Special Instructions:Dry Flat|
|Gentle / Delicate||Special Instructions:Dry in the Shade|
|Heat Setting: High||Warning:Do Not Dry (used with Do Not Wash)|
|Heat Setting: Medium||Warning:Do Not Tumble Dry|
|Heat Setting: Low|
|High||Warning:Do Not Iron|
|Dry Clean||Professionally Dryclean:Short Cycle|
|Any Solvent||Professionally Dryclean:No Steam Finishing|
|Dryclean - Normal Cycle:Any Solvent except Trichloroethylene||Professionally Dryclean:Low Heat|
|Dryclean - Normal Cycle:Petroleum Solvent Only||Warning:Do Not Dryclean|
|Professionally Dryclean:Reduce Moisture|
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