Washing labels are designed to help by offering symbols and written instructions that best suit the specific item it is attached to. If you are unfamiliar with the symbols that are used in care labels, make sure to check out our extensive guide to care label symbols to answer questions you might have about what goes on your care labels.
Laundry Symbols are broken down into 5 main categories – Washing (a tub filled with water), bleaching (a triangle), drying (a square), ironing (an iron), and/or professional care (a circle). Each of these symbols may then be modified with further instructions, such as an 'X' over an iron to mean 'do not iron' or a hand over the wash tub to indicate hand washing only. Care labels often have written instructions alongside the symbols to help with any confusion and to make sure items get washed correctly.