Fabric Care : Do Not Tumble Dry

By Pulau Intan Lestari

May 15, 2022

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 Besides washing and ironing, the laundry process also includes drying. Drying is defined as a process where the water is evaporated from the fabric, there are so many methods for drying in laundry like; mechanical dryers (tumble dry), drying flats, line drying, or using drying racks. At this time let’s first discuss the tumble dry method, because it’s quick and reliable. You can take advantage of the tumble dry method when you need to clean the clothes overnight, and dry it without worrying about the rain. But there are still disadvantages like a quiet power consumption, sometimes the clothes don’t respond well with mechanical methods, even it could damage your clothes by using too high a heat in the dryer. Fortunately we can check our clothes care labels for drying instruction as below:

1. A square with a circle inside
 A square with a circle inside means that the item can be safely tumble dried.

2. Circle with a dots inside
 The number of dots inside the tumble dry symbol indicates what temperature setting to use: one dot stands for low heat, two dots for medium, and three for high heat setting.

3. Circle without a dots inside
 It means you can tumble dry your clothes in any heat.

4. If the symbols is crossed over
 It means do not use any mechanical dryers/tumble dry, let it dry naturally.

 You cannot tumble dry in every piece of clothing, especially anything made with wool, cashmere, silk, lace, leather or suede. In the end of this article we hope you better know how to read drying instructions on your clothes care labels.

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