I think we understand if it’s ok to wash something, and when it’s not ok to put it in the dryer. But what do the other symbols mean?


Until I looked up this information, I wasn’t really sure what all those triangles and circles meant. I knew if something should be cold or shouldn’t go in the dryer. Of course, that little iron symbol is self-understood. But what about all those triangles and circles? Why be in the dark any longer?


This handy guide from Textile Affairs was enlightening!


Care SymbolsYou can also download this PDF to hang in your laundry room.


Posted with permission from textileaffairs.com


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Victoria Dwek
Victoria holds a B.A. in English Literature from New York University and a M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She’s the editor emeritus of Ami Magazine’s Whisk and is an obsessive cookbook writer (with seven to date). When she’s not writing, she’s busy entertaining her cuties, all aged 11 and under.


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