Washing Tags - What do they mean??

Updated: Aug 23

Has this ever happened to you? You just bought a new shirt and after one wash & dry it no longer fits, has shrunk, or faded? Most likely it’s because you weren’t following the washing tag instructions. I’m so guilty of this!


But in our defense… these tags can be very confusing.


That’s why I am starting a new series where I’m going to cover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about reading washing tags and keeping your clothes in like-new condition for longer.


Today we're kicking it off with five washing tag symbols.


MACHINE WASH

You will find this on most of your clothing that is made of cotton, polyester, nylon, linen, and spandex. This simply means you can toss these items into the wash, however, it may be accompanied by another symbol instructing certain temperatures, whether it’s delicate or if you can use any kind of bleaching agent. We will get more into this as the series continues. Don’t worry… it will all come together and make sense.

HAND WASH

You will find this symbol on fabrics like lace, silk, rayon… anything that could shrink in the wash or could be damaged.

DO NOT WASH

This means that this item is not to be in the washing machine. It will most likely accompany a hand wash symbol or dry clean symbol.

DRY CLEAN ONLY

This means that this item is not to be in the washing machine. It will most likely accompany a hand wash symbol or dry clean symbol.

DO NOT DRY CLEAN


Here's a little more information:


Stay tuned for more!

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