Garment Care

Washing

This symbol means that textile articles can be cleaned in an aqueous bath. More generally, the washtub symbolizes the domestic washing treatment (by hand or machine).

The number placed inside the washtub indicates the maximum temperature in degree celsius for machine wash

The hand placed in the washtub means hand wash only.

The washtub can also be underlined (one bar or two bars) to warn the user that a mild or very mild treatment must be used.

  • Symbol       Max. Washing Temp.       Care Process

         30 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action normal, rinsing normal, spinning normal

                 30 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action reduced, rinsing at gradually decreasing temperature, spinning                                                                                           reduced 

                 40 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action normal, rinsing normal, spinning normal

                 40 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action reduced, rinsing at gradually decreasing temperature, spinning                                                                                           reduced 

                 50 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action normal, rinsing normal, spinning normal

                 50 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action reduced, rinsing at gradually decreasing temperature, spinning                                                                                           reduced 

                 60 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action normal, rinsing normal, spinning normal

                 60 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action reduced, rinsing at gradually decreasing temperature, spinning                                                                                           reduced 

                 95 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action normal, rinsing normal, spinning normal

                 95 Degrees Celsius          Mechanical action reduced, rinsing at gradually decreasing temperature, spinning                                                                                           reduced 

                                                              Hand Wash Only

                                                              Do Not Wash

Chlorine Based Bleaching

The triangle with Cl inside indicates that the bleaching process (chlorine process) is possible.
  • Symbol        Care Process

                  Chlorine-based bleaching allowed only in a cold and dilute solution

                  Do not use chlorine-based bleach

Ironing

Dots placed within the symbols (1, 2 or 3 dots) indicate the maximum temperature in degrees celsius for ironing textile articles.
  • Symbol        Care Process

                  Iron at a maximum sole-plate temperature of 150 degrees celsius (steam iron may be risky)

                  Iron at a maximum sole-plate temperature of 150 degrees celsius

                  Iron at a maximum sole-plate temperature of 200 degrees celsius

                 Do not iron

Dry Cleaning

Letters (A, P and F) in the circle refer to the solvents which may be used by dry cleaners.

Underlining the circle indicates that a specific process should be used (mild process with strict limitations on the addition of water and/or mechanical action and/or temperature during cleaning and/or drying).

In this case, self-service cleaning is not allowed.

  • Symbol        Care Process

                  Dry cleaning in all solvents normally used for dry cleaning with normal cleaning procedures

                  Dry cleaning in all solvents normally used for dry cleaning except trichloroethylene with normal cleaning procedures.                        Self-service cleaning is possible

                  The bar placed under the circle indicates strict limitations on the addition of water and/or mechanical action and /or                           temperature during cleaning and/or drying. Self-service cleaning is not allowed

                  Only petroleum solvents may be used with normal cleaning procedures

                  The bar placed under the circle indicates strict limitations on the addition of water and/or mechanical action and /or                           temperature during cleaning and/or drying. Self-service cleaning is not allowed

                  Do not dry clean - no stain removal with solvents

Tumble Dry

The tumble drying symbol (a circle in a square) must be completed by one or two dots for two different levels of temperature.
  • Symbol        Care Process

                  Tumble drying possible at lower temperature setting (60 degree celsius maximum) after a washing process

                  No restrictions concerning the temperature of tumble drying after a washing process

                  Do not tumble dry


Contact us

  • Address
    Livingstone International Ltd.

    36 Firth Road, Livingston,
    EH54 5DJ, Scotland, UK

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