Understanding the particular language of care labels holds the key to making your clothes last longer, but it's sometimes difficult to understand them. Here's a little run-down on the ones you'll find on your Bellerose items.
This symbol can be found at the top of the washing instruction label. It indicates how to wash the garment and at what temperature.
This symbol is often placed at the top of the washing instruction label as it indicates how to wash the garment and at what temperature
The triangle symbol indicates bleaching. In general, only white clothes can be bleached.
The tumble dryer is easy to identify. This symbol indicates whether the garment can be dried in a tumble dryer or not. If the garment requires a specific drying method, it'll be indicated inside the square.
The iron symbol indicates whether a garment can be ironed and on which level.
The circle means that a garment can, or should, be dry cleaned. In this case, the garment should be taken to the dry-cleaner.
The symbol is then complemented by various codes placed on or inside the items. Five very common codes already indicate everything you need to know.
They specify the symbol and provide information on the appropriate application.
If the symbol is crossed out, the garment can't be treated in any way.
The iron and dryer symbols have dots that symbolize heat. The more dots in the symbol, the higher the temperature can be. Particularly easy-care items often do not have dots.
The dashes under the wash and dry cleaning symbols indicate how gentle the garment should be washed. The more dashes the symbol has, the more gentle the garment should be washed. Delicate washing means, for example, not overfilling the washing machine drum and selecting a program for delicate textiles or a hand-washing cycle.
The temperatures indicated in the laundry basket symbol are the maximum wash temperatures to be observed, but you can also wash your garment at lower temperatures than those indicated.
The letters P, F and W can only be found in the dry cleaning symbol. P and F are letters for the solvent used in professional dry cleaning. W indicates professional wet cleaning.
Special symbols and codes
Hand wash/ Wash cold.
Only oxygen bleaching is allowed/no chlorine bleaching.
SYMBOL FLAT DRYING IN THE SHADE
The square symbol represents the drying action. When a brand wants to indicate that natural drying is allowed or even recommended for the care of your clothes, you will see horizontal or vertical lines in this square. Each configuration has its own defined meaning:
- yarn drying label symbol
- line dry without spinning
Line dry without pre-spinning
- flat drying
- flat dry without spinning
Flat dry without pre-spinning
These natural drying methods do not cause irreversible damage, except for sun-drying, which can alter the colours and/or fibres. The oblique line that can also be found in the square informs about the necessity of drying in the shade:
- Line drying in the shade
- shade drying without spinning symbol label
Line drying in the shade without pre-spinning
- symbol shade flat drying
Flat drying in the shade
- shade flat dry without spinning
Flat drying in the shade without pre-spinning