By Pulau Intan Lestari
Apr 9, 2022
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Have you seen care labels on your clothes? Care labels are labels that provide guidelines to consumers about apparel care, and the best cleaning procedures to be used for a particular combination of fabric, thread decoration and construction techniques. Care labels propose to maintain your clothes quality through several instructions; to make it simple and easy to be understood, the instructions may be simplified in the form of symbols. There are a lot of symbols you can find, but first, let’s talk about washing symbols.
Washing is the process to clean the clothes, it is the very first step when you have bought clothes, and becomes a routine as long as you are wearing them. Basically the symbol of washing is a tub filled with water, proper washing temperature also shown directly inside the tub icon as below:
– 30° means washing can be done at low temperature to 30°C
– 40° means clothes can withstand washing temperatures of up to 40°C
– 60° means your clothes may be washed at temperatures up to 60°C
In American washing symbols, washing temperatures indicated by dots inside the tub. The more dots, the higher the temperature. The tub symbol with a dot inside means that your laundry can only be washed at 30°C or below, two dots in the tub stands for laundry that can be washed at 40°C or below, the tub symbol with three dots indicates laundry that can be washed at hot temperatures of up to 50°C. In the past, using hot water was the best way to get clothes clean because detergents weren’t as effective as they are today. Now detergents have been improved, so we can follow washing instructions on the care labels.