Fabric Care : Warm Iron

By Pulau Intan Lestari

May 7, 2022

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 After washing and drying your clothes you may find any wrinkles or unwanted creases that look bad on the surface of your clothes, in this case you should remember that ironing can help. Besides removing wrinkles and creases, it also enables them to look fresher than before, Ironing also handles the fabric in clothes to boost their quality and guarantee a longer lifespan. But sometimes we forget to see ironing instructions on the care labels, so in this article we want to remind you how to do ironing in the right method. Ironing instructions are depicted through an iron symbol, as below:

1. The iron
 The iron symbol on the care label means that the clothes may be ironed at any temperature, using steam or dry.

2. A crossed out iron
 A crossed out iron means you should not iron the clothes.

3. One dot inside the iron
 One dot inside the iron indicates that the clothes should be ironed at a low setting, using steam or dry. This is usually 110°C (230°F), and is most suitable for use on acrylics, nylons and acetates.

4. Two dots inside the iron
 Two dots inside the iron means that the clothes should be ironed at a medium setting, using steam or dry. A warm temperature is typically 150°C (300°F). You will usually see this symbol on the care label of clothes made from wool and polyester mixes.

5. Three dots inside the iron
 Three dots is the maximum iron temperature, which is 200°C (390°F). The clothes should be ironed at a high setting, using steam or dry. This setting is the one most frequently displayed on care labels, as it is used for clothes made from cotton and linens.

6. Three vertical bars underneath the iron
 Three vertical bars underneath the iron means that the clothes may be ironed using steam.

7. A crossed out iron with three vertical bars
 A crossed out iron with three vertical bars means that the clothes may be ironed, but only dry. Steam may damage the garment.

 Make sure that you are using the right temperature, different clothes material needs different temperature levels, the simplest way is to see and follow the instructions on your clothes care labels.

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