Care label symbols
What should be dry-cleaned? Answer: The circle symbol. And the letter contained within the circle and/or a bar beneath the circle will indicate the chemical and the process to be used by the dry-cleaner. The letter P indicates that the solvent Perc (short for perchloroethylene) will need to be used. At Mr Clean we use Perc, which is the standard in the dry-cleaning industry.
But please be aware:
- A cross through any symbol means "DO NOT", meaning that a cross through the circle symbol does mean: Do not dry-clean!
- And a circle within a square means tumble dry. It does not mean that you can also dry-clean this item!
|Dry-clean (chemical cleaning)|
|Dry-clean (with Perc, PCE, perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene)|
|Dry-clean, very gentle|
|Do not dry-clean|
|Machine-wash, cold, at or below 30°C|
|Machine-wash, warm, at or below 40°C|
|Machine-wash, very warm, at or below 50°C|
|Machine-wash, hot, at or below 60°C|
|Do not wash|
|Ironing at low temperature|
|Ironing at medium temperature|
|Ironing at high temperature|
|Do not iron|
|Bleaching with chlorine allowed|
|Bleaching with non-chlorine allowed|
|Do not bleach|
|Dry in shadow|
|Tumble dry low temperature|
|Tumble dry normal temperature|
|Do not tumble dry|
These symbols give consumers, retailers and cleaners information on how best to wash, dry or clean their clothes. Following the correct care labelling can help keep clothes in the best shape possible.