There are 5 groups of care symbols
These symbols tell whether domestic washing is possible or not and applies both to hand and machine washes. The numbers in the wash tub specify the maximum washing temperatures, while the bars below the wash tub identify the strenght of washing cycles ( no bar= easy care; 1 bar= mild wash; 2 bars= very mild wash
These symbols tell you the way your garment should be dried: tumble drying or natural drying? While the square frame is the general symbol for drying, the circle in the square is a reference to tumble drying. The dots in the dryer drum indicate the temperature and strenght to be used. The symbol containing horizontal or vertical line(s) in the square indicate the natural drying process. The Oblique line symbolizes the respective natural drying process to be carried out in the shade.
These symbols tell you wether you can iron your garment or not, and which is the temperature to do it. The dots indicate the temperature ranges for ironing (regulator, steam, travel irons and ironing machines). The maximum temperature must be selected solely on the basis of the care label and not according to the fibre content of a textile article.
Professional care symbols
These symbols give information on the possibility of professional dry- or wet-cleaning. The circle symbolizes the dry-cleaning and wet-cleaning process for textile articles carried out by professionals.
These symbols tell whether the article may or may not be bleached.