Overview of the laundry symbols

All laundry symbols with straightforward explanations.

Click on a symbol to learn its meaning.

Washing

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may only be dry cleaned, not washed.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Hand wash up to maximum of 40° C.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 30° C in a normal wash cycle.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 40° C in a normal wash cycle.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 60° C in a normal wash cycle.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 95° C in a normal wash cycle.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 30° C in a delicate wash cycle, e.g. delicates or easy care program.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 40° C in a delicate wash cycle, e.g. delicates or easy care program.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 60° C in a delicate wash cycle, e.g. delicates or easy care program.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 30° C in a special delicates wash cycle.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Wash at up to a temperature of 40° C in a special delicates wash cycle.

Ironing and drying

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Do not iron.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Do not iron hot, i.e. up to a maximum of 110° C and preferably without steam.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Iron moderately hot, i.e. up to a maximum of 150° C.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Iron hot, i.e. up to a maximum of 200° C.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Do not tumble dry.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Dry in the tumble drier's gentle program.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Dry normally in the tumble drier.

Dry cleaning

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Do not dry clean.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    Dry clean only.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be cleaned with perchlorethylene, hydrocarbon, R113 and R11 solutions.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be cleaned with R113 and hydrocarbon solutions.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be treated using the wet cleaning method.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be cleaned with perchlorethylene, hydrocarbon, R113 and R11 solutions, with restrictions on temperature and the addition of moisture.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be cleaned with R113 and hydrocarbon solutions, with restrictions on temperature and the addition of moisture.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be treated using the wet-cleaning method while also restricting mechanical stress.

Bleaching

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may not be treated with bleach, i.e. it should only be washed with colour and delicate laundry detergents.

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be treated with chlorine as well as oxygen bleach (e.g. heavy-duty laundry detergents).

  • Meaning of the symbol

    The item of clothing may be treated with oxygen bleach (e.g. heavy-duty laundry detergent).