How to Read a Clothing Label

Wash warm. Use low heat. Bleach as needed. If you’re not checking your clothing labels you could end up damaging some of your favorite go-to pieces. Having trouble decoding exactly what all those icons mean on your tags? We’ve got you covered.

Bleach when needed
Do not Bleach
Non-chlorine Bleach when needed
Do not dry
Do not tumble dry
Drip dry
Dry flat
Dry in shade
Line dry
Tumble dry gentle
Tumble dry normal high heat
Tumble dry normal low heat
Tumble dry normal medium heat
Tumble dry normal no heat
Tumble dry normal
Tumble dry permanent press
Do not dry clean
Dry clean only
Dry clean low heat
Dry clean no steam

Dry clean reduced moisture
Dry clean short cycle
Iron any temperature steam or dry
Do not iron
Do not steam
Iron high heat

Iron low heat

Iron medium heat

Do not wash
Wash gentle or delicate
Hand wash

Machine wash cold
Machine wash hot
Machine wash warm

Wash on permanent press
Do not wring