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Washing Symbols Guide


Everyone prefers to buy a clothe that the seller proudly states as 'Machine washable'. But the main reason for our joy is not due to fabric being machine washable, but the fact that most of us are unaware of how to maintain other fabric types. Fortunately the manufactures of fabrics and fabric products give us little instructions in the form of washing symbols displayed in label. These washing symbols provide enough details to maintain the fabric as good as new for long duration.


Machine Wash, NORMAL



The fabric can be subjected to agitation, washed in extremely hot water. It is also safe to use an detergent. It can be washed in any ordinary washing machine with any spin speed.

Machine Wash, COLD



Fabric can be washed in machine but should strictly be washed in cold water, bearing temperature 30C or 65 to 85 F.



Machine Wash, COLD, Permanent Press



Fabric is machine safe and can be washed in machine only on the setting designed to preserve Permanent Press with cool down or cold rinse prior to reduced spin.

Machine Wash, COLD, Gentle Cycle



Fabric is sensitive to agitation and must be run in washing machine on gentle cycle. Also the water used for washing must be cold.


Machine Wash, WARM



Fabric can be machine washed in warm water.







Machine Wash, WARM, Permanent Press



Fabric can be machine washed only on the setting designed to preserve Permanent Press with warm water rinse prior to reduced spin.



Machine Wash, WARM, Gentle Cycle



Fabric may be machine laundered in warm water only on the setting designed for gentle agitation and/or reduced time for delicate items

Machine Wash, HOT



Fabric is safe to be washed in machine. The fabric must be washed in hot water to remove dirt and debris.



Machine Wash HOT, Permanent Press



Fabric can be machine washed only on the setting designed to preserve Permanent Press with hot water rinse prior to reduced spin.


Machine Wash HOT, Gentle Cycle



Fabric may be machine laundered in hot water only on the setting designed for gentle agitation and/or reduced time for delicate items.


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