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How to read clothing care labels

December 10, 2021 1 min read

list of clothing care instructions, each with their symbol and explanation below.

Don't let your clothes suffer at the hands of improper care – follow these tips for reading clothing care labels:

Look for the symbol: Clothing care labels often feature a symbol that gives you a general idea of how to care for the garment. This symbol is typically a square or rectangle with a letter or series of letters inside, such as "W" for washing, "I" for ironing or "D" for drying.

Understand the symbols: The symbols on clothing care labels can vary depending on the country where the garment was made. The most common symbols include "W" for washing, "I" for ironing, "D" for drying, and "C" for dry cleaning. Each symbol will have a number inside, indicating the maximum temperature that can be used. For example, a higher number inside the "W" symbol means a hotter water temperature can be used for washing.

Follow the instructions: In addition to the symbols, clothing care labels often have written instructions on how to care for the garment. These instructions may include specific washing and drying temperatures, as well as information on whether the garment can be bleached, ironed, or dry cleaned. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully to avoid damaging the garment.

By reading clothing care labels and following these tips, you can adequately care for your clothes and extend their lifespan. Not only will you save money in the long run, but you'll also keep your clothes looking their best. Plus, you'll feel confident and put-together knowing you're taking good care of your garments.

 


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