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Unraveling the Mystery of Care Marks: Your Ultimate Guide to Fabric Care

Navigating the world of clothing care brands can often feel like decoding a secret language. But understanding these symbols is essential to maintaining the integrity and appearance of your clothing. As ASTAMR (sewing room and dry cleaner), we aim to simplify this process for you. This blog will shed light on the meanings behind common laundry symbols and help you care for different fabrics in the right way.

Interpret Washing symbols:

Clothing care labels are designed to provide you with essential information on how to best care for your clothing. Here's a comprehensive guide to what each symbol category represents:

Washing symbols:

A bucket filled with water symbolizes the washing process. The numbers inside the bucket represent the maximum temperature in Celsius. Lines under the bucket indicate the recommended wash cycle: no lines for standard, one for permanent pressure, and two for gentle.

Bleach Symbols:

A triangle symbolizes bleaching. A clear triangle allows any type of bleach, while a crossed triangle means no bleach. If there are diagonal lines inside the triangle, only chlorine-free bleach should be used.

Drought symbols:

A square with a circle inside represents tumble drying. Dots inside the circle indicate temperature: one too low, two too medium, and three too high. A line below the square denotes a permanent press setting, and two lines denote gentle drying. A crossed out square means that the garment should not be tumble dried.

Stroke symbols:

An iron symbolizes the recommended ironing temperature. Dots inside the iron indicate the setting: one for low (110°C), two for medium (150°C), and three for high (200°C). A crossed iron means that the item should not be ironed.

Cleaning symbols:

A circle indicates that the garment is suitable for cleaning. Letters inside the circle give additional instructions to the dry cleaner. A crossed out circle means that the item should not be cleaned.

Fabric care tips:

  1. Always read and follow the care labels before washing a garment.
  2. For garments without labels or with unclear instructions, choose caution by selecting a gentle wash cycle and low temperature.
  3. Specialty fabrics may require professional attention to maintain their quality and appearance.

With this guide, you are now equipped to interpret care labels and make informed decisions about washing your clothes. Proper care extends the life of your garments and ensures they look as good as new for longer. And when in doubt or faced with stubborn stains and delicate fabrics, our online services are here to provide professional cleaning and repairs.

ASTAMR sewing room and dry cleaning:

Do you need expert advice or professional clothing care? Visit our website today and explore our range of services designed to keep your wardrobe in pristine condition. Let us handle the complexities of fabric care so you can enjoy your favorite outfits worry-free.

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