WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

Inside every one of our clothes is a label with washing instructions. These precepts are depicted in symbols that tell you what you can and cannot do with your clothing. Some of these symbols make perfect sense but some others are a bit more unfamiliar. For this reason, we have created an overview of important symbols for washing instructions.

WASH

Wastobbe
A washtub containing a temperature indicates that the clothing is suitable for normal washing programs. This includes the ECO and short/fast programs.

Wash tub with 1 stripe
A washtub with a stripe under it means you can wash the garment on an anti-crease program. You can use this program well for delicate laundry and synthetic fibers. Sometimes these wash programs use steam to treat clothes more gently. Of course, again, the number means the maximum temperature.

Wash tub with hand
A washtub with 2 stripes under it means that the garment should only be washed by hand. Some washing machines have a special hand washing program. In this case, however, you can machine wash the garment. You will often find this icon on the laundry label of delicate laundry, such as silk, wool and lingerie.

Wash tub with 2 stripes
Are there 2 stripes under the tub on the wash symbol? Then it is wool clothing and you should use the wool wash program. This should only be done at 30 or 40 degrees Celsius. Also, always use special wool detergent here and fill the drum to no more than a quarter of the total fill weight.

SymbolMeaning
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing is extremely suitable for cotton washing if you wash it at the correct temperature indicated on the label.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing is extremely suitable for synthetic washing if you wash it at the correct temperature indicated on the label.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing is extremely suitable for wool washing, if you wash it at the correct temperature indicated on the label.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing
not
be washed.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that you should only hand wash the clothing.

DRY

Washer dryer symbols
The drying instructions for clothes can also be found on the label. You recognize these symbols by a square with a circle in it. From the dots in the icon, you can see at what temperature you may dry your laundry. 1 dot represents a low temperature and 2 dots represent a high temperature. A cross through the symbol means that you should not tumble dry the garment.

SymbolMeaning
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing
not
in the dryer.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that you may put clothes in the dryer at a low temperature.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that you may put clothes in the dryer at a high temperature.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing can simply go into the dryer.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means to hang the clothes to dry.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means to dry the clothes flat.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that you should
not
wring out but should be hung up wet.

STRIKE

Symbols for ironing
The ironing instructions for clothing can also be found on the label. You can recognize these symbols by the shape of an iron containing a number of dots or a cross. The number of dots in the iron indicates which setting you should set the iron to, lukewarm, warm or hot. Again, a cross through the icon means not to iron the clothing.

SymbolMeaning
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing
not
ironed.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing may be ironed up to 110°C.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing may be ironed up to 150°C.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing may be ironed up to 200°C.

BLINK

Symbols for bleaching
Not all garments can withstand bleach. This is why you will always find symbols for bleaching in the washing instructions. A triangle with cl in it or without text indicates that you can bleach the garment. If there are diagonal stripes in the triangle, you can wash it with oxygen bleach. Is there a cross through the triangle? Then the garment is not suitable for bleaching with bleach.

SymbolMeaning
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing
not
bleached.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing should be bleached only chlorine-free.
grote maten herenkleding Allsize North StøreThis symbol means that the clothing may be bleached.