How to decode the lables on our cloths

How many times you have tyred unsuccessfully to tyred decode the symbols on your cloth labels? And how many times you’ve happened to damage your cloths or you have washed them in a wrong way because of misunderstanding what’s noted on the label?
We can teach you how to treat your cloths in the correct manner and keep them looking nice and beautiful for longer. Especially when it is about some handmade cloths with certain material specifics, treating them right is of an extreme importance.

The label

The label is like a personal ID for every item, because it is prove of an origin, and also gives you more detailed information regarding the content of the product and instructions regarding the correct use.

Product use

Indications for use of the product are meant to help you choose the most appropriate procedures, in order a proper care of the selected product to be applied. Usually the dry cleaning is a specialized cleaning technique, applied only by professionals, due to the fact that the cloths are getting per-treated with special chemical solutions and professional detergents. You should keep in mind that if the product needs to be dry cleaned only, this will be clearly stated on the label. Usually the labels of the fabrics, involve four main symbols: for washing, bleaching, drying and ironing.

In order our favourite piece of cloth to look as stunning as when we bought it for longer, and its life to be prolonged in general, we must not only learn how to understand the symbols noted on the label of the cloths, but also to pay attention on them and also to respect them.

Below you can find your guide in the secret world of the label symbols.

Washing instructions

washing

1. Suitable for washing in a washing machine.

2. This is a delicate material, and the washing machine must be set on the relevant mode.

3. The cloths must be washed on the temperature, assigned on the label. If there is no digit, showing the exact temperature, but just dots – you should keep in mind that one dot refers to 30 degrees, and four dots are for temperature up to 60 degrease Celsius.

4. This symbol shows that washing is not recommendable and in this case you must go for dry cleaning only.

5. The symbol defines that the textile must be hand washed only.

Dry Cleaning Instructions

dry

1. The cloths must be dry cleaned only – no washing is allowed.

2. By the dry cleaning all kind of chemicals are allowed.

3. The material can be cleaned with perchlorethylene, R11, R113.

4. The material can be cleaned with kerosene only, R113.

5. The material of the cloths of cloths does not allows a chemical treatment.

Bleaching instructions

bleaching

 

1. You can bleach the cloth with bleaching solutions.

2. You can use the bleaching solutions, which are chlorine based.

3. If you would need bleaching, you should use only non-chlorine ingredient products.

4. This symbol warns you that bleaching is not recommendable.

Ironing instructions

1. You can bleach the cloth with bleaching solutions.

2. You can use the bleaching solutions, which are chlorine based.

3. If you would need bleaching, you should use only non-chlorine ingredient products.

4. This symbol warns you that bleaching is not recommendable.

Ironing instructions

ironing

1. The shows that you can iron the cloth both with and without steam.

2. The cloth is made of a material that allows you to iron it on a temperature up to 110 degrease Celsius (for example acrylic, nylon, etc.)

3. The temperature of ironing must be ironed up to 150 degrease (for example polyester, wool)

4. Ironing is not recommendable.

5. Steam ironing is not recommendable. Dry ironing, on the assigned temperature is allowed.

Drying instructions

drying

1. You can dry the cloth in the sun.

2. In order to dry, the cloth must be laid on the flat, horizontal surface.

3. Put the cloth dry, without squeezing it in advance.

4. Cloth can be dried on a dryer, both in or outdoors.

5. The cloth is suitable for drying in a drying machine.

6. The cloth can be dried in a machine on a low temperature.

7. The cloth can be dried in a machine on a high temperature.

8. Cloth is not suitable for drying in a drying machine.

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