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What do the symbols on clothing labels mean?

How many times do we look at the labels of the clothes before washing them? The reality is that we rarely take the precaution of reading the label, which indicates the specific care required by each garment. If by carelessness, or because you did not know what the icons on the labels meant , learn here what the symbols on the clothing labels mean in order to properly wash your clothes.

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washing symbolsWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This is the wash symbol and can refer to machine or hand wash. The figures written on the inside of the cuvette indicate the maximum temperature.
temperature symbolWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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For example, here the maximum temperature is 95º.
Recommended for cotton linen (sheets, towels, and tablecloths).
What do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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If a maximum temperature of 60º is indicated, it is for cotton, colored garments, work clothes, pajamas, etc.
What do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This icon refers to the garment being washed by hand, at a maximum temperature of 30º.

This type of garments should not be rubbed or twisted. For example; woolen garments, stockings, and fine lingerie.
chlorine symbolWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This symbol refers to chlorine. Bleaching with bleach does not indicate levels, only if the item can be treated with chlorine or not.
bleachWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This is the symbol that indicates that the garment should not be washed with chlorine.
dry cleaning iconWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This icon refers to the garment being taken to the dry cleaners.
no dry cleaningWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This indicates that the garment should not be taken to the dry cleaner.
ironed symbolWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This symbol means that the garment can be ironed.

The points located inside indicate the maximum ironing temperature. These points also appear in most plates sold in the market.
hot ironingWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This icon indicates that the garment can be ironed at high temperature: maximum 200ºC.

For garments made of cotton, linen, etc.
low temperature ironWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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The garment can be ironed at low temperature: maximum 110ºC.

For natural silk, rayon, acrylic acetate, etc.
dryer iconWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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This is the icon of the dryer.

Indicates that the garment can be dried in the dryer.
dryer symbolWhat do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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The garment must not be dried in a dryer.
What do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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The garment should be dried horizontally without hanging.
What do the symbols on clothing labels mean?
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Garments with this symbol should NOT be washed, for example: leather garments, clothing with stainless steel accessories, etc.
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