When you stare blankly at the laundry symbols on your most prized possessions does your head spin? Have you ever bought a beautiful garment, worn it, looked at the care label symbols and thrown it in the laundry basket promising a hand wash that never happens? We’re all guilty of speed reading the label and hurriedly throwing our favorite items in the wash at 30 in the hope that it will come out of the wash just fine, right?
We know the feeling when you pull out your favorite piece and find it shrunken, shapeless, discolored or damaged and kick yourself for not reading the label more carefully.
All of those laundry symbols have a specific meaning and we have put together a downloadable essential guide you can put to use today to ensure you are doing everything to maximize the lifetime of your most prized threads.
Each label should state the fabric type and as a minimum include, in order, four symbols: washing, bleaching, drying and ironing. The water temperatures suggested are provided as a guideline.
•If the care label has a tub with a hand your item can be hand washed or put in a delicate washing cycle of 40°C/104°F or lower.
• Hand washing is better suited for delicate items like cashmere or silk as the wash is gentle preventing shrinking or snagging.
• If the care label has a twisted symbol your item can be wrung.
• If the care label has a cross over the twisted symbol you should not wring the item.
No bars: The item can be spun and rinsed as normal.
1 bar: Spin speed should be reduced.
2 bars: Mild wash but can be spun and rinsed as normal.
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