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Garment Care


Machine Wash

machine wash normal Machine wash, normal Garment may be laundered through the use of hottest available water, detergent or soap, agitation, and a machine designed for the purpose.
machine wash coldmachine wash cold1 Machine wash , cold Initial water temperature should not exceed 30C or 65 to 85F.
machine wash warmmachine wash warm1 Machine wash, warm Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F.
machine wash hotmachine wash hot1 Machine wash, hot Initial water temperature should not exceed 50C or 120F.
machine wash hot 60machine wash hot 60_a Machine wash, hot Initial water temperature should not exceed 60C or 140F.
machine wash hot 70machine wash hot 70_a Machine wash, hot Initial water temperature should not exceed 70C or 160F.
machine wash hot 95machine wash hot 95_a Machine wash, hot Initial water temperature should not exceed 95C or 200F.
machine wash permanent press Machine wash, permanent press Garment may be machine laundered only on the setting designed to preserve permanent press with cool down.
machine wash gentle Machine wash, gentle or delicate Garment may be machine laundered only on a setting designed for gentle agitation and/or reduced time for delicate items.



Note: the system of dots indicating temperature range is the same for all washing procedures



Hand Washing

hand wash Hand wash Garment may be laundered through the use of water, detergent or soap and gentle hand manipulation.
do not wash Do not wash Garment may not be safely laundered by any process. Normally accompanied by dry clean washing instructions.

Bleach

bleach Bleach when needed Any commercially available bleach product may be used in the laundering process.
Non chlorine bleach Non-Chlorine Bleach when needed Only a non-chlorine, colour-safe bleach may be used in the laundering process. Chlorine bleach may not be used.
do not bleach Do not Bleach No bleach product may be used. The garment is not colourfast or structurally able to withstand any bleach.

Drying

tumble dry normal Tumble Dry, Normal A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting.
tumble dry normal Tumble Dry, Normal, Low Heat A machine dryer may be regularly used at a maximum of the lowest heat setting.
tumble dry medium heat Tumble Dry, Normal, Medium Heat A machine dryer may be regularly used on a medium heat setting.
tumble dry high heat Tumble Dry, Normal, High Heat A machine dryer may be regularly used on a high heat setting.
tumble dry no heat Tumble Dry, Normal, No Heat A machine dryer may be regularly used on a no heat or air only setting.
tumble dry permanent press Tumble Dry, Permanent Press A machine dryer may be regularly used only on the permanent press setting.
tumble dry gentle Tumble Dry, Gentle A machine dryer may be used only on the gentle setting.
do not tumble dry Do Not Tumble Dry A machine dryer may not be used. Usually accompanied by an alternate drying method symbol.
do not dry Do Not Dry A machine dryer may not be used. Usually accompanied by an alternate drying method symbol.
line dry Line Dry Hang damp garment from a drying line or bar, in or out doors.
drip dry Drip Dry
Hang dripping wet garment from line or bar, in or outdoors, without hand shaping or smoothing
dry flat Dry Flat Lay out horizontally for drying.
dry in shade Dry In Shade Usually added to line or drip dry away from direct sunlight.
do not wring Do Not Wring Do not wring before drying.

Iron

iron any temperature Iron, Any Temperature, Steam Or Dry Regular ironing may be needed and may be performed at any available temperature with or without steam is acceptable.
Iron Low Iron, Low Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at a low setting (110C, 230F).
Iron Medium Iron, Medium Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at a low setting (150C, 300F).
Iron high Iron, High Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at a high setting (200C, 290F).
Do not steam Do Not Steam Steam ironing may be needed and may be performed at any available temperature with or without steam is acceptable.
Do not iron Do not Iron Item may not be smoothed or finished with an iron.

Dry Clean

dry clean Dry-clean Dry-clean, any solvent, any cycle any moisture, any heat.
dry clean any solvent Dry-clean, Any Solvent Dry-clean, any solvent.
dry clean petroleum solvent Dry-clean, Petroleum Solvent Only Dry-clean using only petroleum solvent, usually used with other restrictions.
dry clean except trichloroethylene Dry-clean, Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene Dry-clean, any solvent except Trichloroethylene.
dry clean short cycle Dry-clean, Short Cycle May be used with a A, P, or F solvent restriction.
dry clean reduced moisture Dry-clean, Reduced Moisture May be used with a A, P, or F solvent restriction.
dry clean low heat Dry-clean, Low Heat May be used with a A, P, or F solvent restriction.
dry clean no steam Dry-clean, No Steam May be used with a A, P, or F solvent restriction.