Washcare Symbols Explained

Getting that ‘Shrinking’ feeling? Fear Not! Follow our simple guide to achieving the perfect pile of laundry.

Our clothes are labeled with a whole host of wash care instructions and symbols, but do you really know what they all mean? Our quick guide makes things a whole lot easier for you.


The washbowl with a number indicates the maximum temperature that you should wash the garment too, in either a domestic or an industrial washing machine.

  • This means Hand Wash Only.
  • Do Not Bleach.
  • Suitable for Dry-Cleaning.
  • Do Not Dry-Clean.


  • Do Not Wring.
  • Hang to Dry.
  • Dry Flat.
  • Drip Dry.
  • Do Not Tumble Dry.
  • Suitable for Tumble Drying.
  • Tumble Dry on Low Heat.
  • Tumble Dry on Medium Heat.
  • Tumble Dry on High Heat.


  • Do Not Iron.
  • Iron on Low Heat.
  • Iron on Medium Heat.
  • Iron on High Heat.

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