Care Label Guide.

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
Iron Low
High Warning:Do Not Iron
Medium Warning:No Steam
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