Care
symbols

Washing

The figures in the wash-tub indicate the maximum washing temperature in degrees Celsius which must not be exceeded. The bar under the wash-tub requires milder treatment (gentle cycle). A double bar means a very mild treatment (mechanically), mostly for products made of wool (reducing amount of laundry).

Do not wash
Products with this symbol must not be washed. They may be sensitive to any kind of wet treatment or be unsuitable for treatment in a household machine because of their size.
Hand Wash
Only hand wash, water temperature up to max. 40°C depending on textile. First dissolve mild detergent in plenty of water. Allow the textile to float in the solution an agitate carefully. Do not rub, pull or wring out. Then rinse the textiles well with wat
colored laundry
Wash program for e.g. dark colored products made of cotton, polyester, blended fabrics etc.
Delicates
Delicates e.g. made of modal, viscose, polyacryl, polyester and polyamide. Reduce quantity of laundry. Set corresponding wash program. No spin or only brief spin if risk of creasing
Colored laundry
Wash program for e.g. dark colored textiles made of cotton, polyester, blended fabrics etc.
Delicates
Delicates e.g. made of modal, viscose, polyacrylic, polyester and polyamide. Reduce amount of laundry. Set corresponding wash program. Only brief spin if risk of creasing
Colored laundry
not boil-proof colored laundry e.g. cotton, modal, polyester or blends from them.
Bleach

The triangle indicates whether the product may be bleached or not. Please leave this to a professional textile cleaner.

Do not bleach
The crossed our triangle indicates that bleaching is not possible. Only use bleach-free detergent.
Oxygen bleach
The triangle with the two diagonal lines indicates that only oxygen bleach (contained in all-purpose detergents) is possible but no chlorine bleach.
Dry

A square is the symbol for the drying process. The circle within the square indicates the drying in a tumble dryer. The dots in the dryer drum indicate the amount of heat exposure. Preferably do not tumble dry if there is no explicit care label.

Do not tumble dry
Tumble drying is not possible.
Tumble dry low heat
Caution. Tumble dry at low temperature. Choose program with reduced thermic exposure.
Tumble dry medium
Tumble drying at normal thermic exposure possible without limitations.
Ironing

The dots indicate the temperature of an iron. Some irons assign certain fibers to these temperatures. Only choose the maximum temperatures according to the care label of the textile and not according to its raw material composition.

do not iron
Ironing not possible. Otherwise annoying and irreversible changes must be expected.
Cool iron
Iron inside out or with press cloth if clothes are shiny or pressure-sensitive. Be careful with steaming.
Warm iron
Iron inside out or with cloth if clothes are shiny or pressure sensitive. Steaming possible. Avoid heavy pressure. Do not distort.
Hot iron
Treat whilst still damp; moisten if necessary. Iron inside out or with press cloth if clothes are shiny or pressure-sensitive. Steaming possible.
Dryclean

The letters in the circle are primarily intended for the professional dry cleaner. They give information on the solvents that can be used. The bar under the circle indicates that mechanical exposure, added moisture, wash and/or dry temperatures have to be reduced.

Do not dry clean
Dry clean (chemical clean) is not possible.
Perchlorethylene
Perchlorethylene, hydrocarbons (heavy gasoline). Cleaning process for materials which can be cleaned under normal cleaning conditions.
Hydrocarbons
Hydrocarbons (heavy gasline). Cleaning method for textiles which can be cleaned under normal cleaning conditions. Chlorfluorocarbons (CFC) are not used any more.
Perchlorethylene for sensitive textiles
Perchlorethylene, hydrocarbons (heavy gasoline). Cleaning method for sensitive textiles.
Hydrocarbons for sensitive textiles
Hydrocarbons (heavy gasoline). Cleaning method for very sensitive textiles.
Wet clean

The symbol for wet cleaning is used for articles which may be treated in water by a professional wet cleaning process. The requirements placed on the professional equipment, the aids used and the finishing methods cannot be achieved with household washing machines.

Do not wet clean
Wet clean not possible.
Wet cleaning process
This symbol applies to sensitive textiles. The mechanical action of this wet cleaning process is significantly lower than the wool wash in the household machine.
Wet cleaning process
This symbol applies to sensitive textiles. The mechanical action of this wet celaning process is significantly lower than in the wool wash in the household maschine.