How to Read a Clothing Label

Wash warm. Use low heat. Bleach as needed. If you’re not checking your clothing labels you could end up damaging some of your favorite go-to pieces. Having trouble decoding exactly what all those icons mean on your tags? We’ve got you covered.



Clothing Labels

bleach-bleach_when_needed Bleach when needed
bleach-do_not_bleach Do not Bleach
bleach-non-chlorine_bleach_when_needed Non-chlorine Bleach when needed
dry-do_not_dry Do not dry
dry-do_not_tumble_dry Do not tumble dry
dry-drip_dry Drip dry
dry-dry_flat Dry flat
dry-dry_in_shade Dry in shade
dry-line_dry Line dry
dry-tumble_dry_gentle Tumble dry gentle
dry-tumble_dry_normal_high_heat Tumble dry normal high heat
dry-tumble_dry_normal_low_heat Tumble dry normal low heat
dry-tumble_dry_normal_medium_heat Tumble dry normal medium heat
dry-tumble_dry_normal_no_heat Tumble dry normal no heat
dry-tumble_dry_normal Tumble dry normal
dry-tumble_dry_permanent_press Tumble dry permanent press
dryclean-do_not_dry_clean Do not dry clean
dryclean-dry_clean Dry clean only
dryclean-low_heat Dry clean low heat
dryclean-no_steam Dry clean no steam
dryclean-reduced_moisture Dry clean reduced moisture
dryclean-short_cycle Dry clean short cycle
iron-any_temperature_steam_or_dry Iron any temperature steam or dry
iron-do_not_iron Do not iron
iron-do_not_steam Do not steam
>iron-high Iron high heat
iron-low Iron low heat
iron-medium Iron medium heat
wash-do_not_wash Do not wash
wash-gentle_or_delicate Wash gentle or delicate
wash-hand_wash Hand wash
wash-machine_wash_cold Machine wash cold
wash-machine_wash_hot Machine wash hot
wash-machine_wash_warm Machine wash warm
wash-permanent_press Wash on permanent press
wring-do_not_wring Do not wring


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