Washing Label FAQ

T shirts can be quite delicate some textiles that like all other clothes need to be taken care of properly when you want to enjoy them for a long time. So not to ruin your shirt on the first wash we put a little Washing Label FAQ together to explain the most important icons found on a clothing label to help you out.

Some general tips: You should always wash and tumble (when allowed by the label) your shirts inside out so that the print is not being worn off while it is being tumbled around inside. This will make the print last much longer than being washed outside out. Same goes for ironing your shirts, you should never iron the print on the outside, only go across it from the inside.

Wash

b
Wash normal
c
Hand wash
d
Do not wash
e
Permanent press
f
Delicate / gentle
g y
Wash at 30°C (65-85°F) – when no numbers are used the number of dots does indicates max temparature as well

Bleach

G
Add bleach when needed
I
Only non-chlorine bleach when needed
H
Do not bleach

Dry

T
Normal
Y
Permanent Press
Z
Delicate / gentle
U
Do not dry (used in combination with do not wash)
J
Tumble dry any heat
5
Tumble no heat
V
Tumble low heat
W
Tumble medium heat
X
Tumble high heat
6
Line dry / Hang to dry
7
Flat dry
8
Drip dry
9
Dry in shade (used in combination with any of the three symbols above)

Iron

D
Low heat (110°C / 230°F)
E
Medium heat (150°C / 300°F)
F
High heat (200°C / 390°F)
C
Do not iron

This does close up our FAQ on Washing Labels, enjoy your shirts and wear them proudly.