Washing Labels are an informative fabric label designed to help users understand exactly how to wash and care for an item. They can be confusing at times since, due to their small and discreet nature, they tend to favour the use of symbols over words and not everyone is familiar with the meaning of these washing symbols. That's why we've created a care label guide to help you decipher what exactly each washing label symbol represents.
There are many different symbols that can be used on a laundry label, but the most common ones are: wash (bath filled with water), bleach (a triangle), dry (square), iron (iron), and dry clean only (circle). Each symbol also comes in multiple variations, for example, an "X" over the triangle symbol means "do not bleach" (the opposite of the triangle symbol on it's own), or a line through the centre of a square tells you that the garment should be dried flat. Some symbols may also contain text to help clarify their meaning.