Basic Clothes Washing Symbols
- The most common washing symbol is the bucket filled with water. This indicates a normal machine wash, where the garment can be washed at any temperature and with any detergent or soap.
- You may find a bucket symbol indicated with a dot or dots in the middle. This means the clothing must not exceed its indicated washing temperature.
One dot = 30oC
Two dots = 40 oC
Three dots = 50 oC
Four dots = 60 oC
Five dots = 70 oC
Six dots = 95 oC
- The hand inside the bucket symbol means the clothing should be hand washed
Always be sure to check the amount of dots and do not exceed the set temperature (unless you want another shrunk, damaged, or discoloured jumper).
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