Garment Care Symbol and Meaning

Last updated on April 24th, 2024 at 07:37 pm

When we buy a garment, it looks nice and ok but when we use it, it becomes dirty day by day and becomes unfit to wear. So, to wear it again, we’ve to clean it. Then the questions come in our mind that how we will clean it and iron it so that the dresses become ready to wear. Then we search for garments care instructions. The care instructions are given by the care symbols attached with the garment.

Garment care label.

Garment Care Label is a label by which we can take care of a garment. In a garment care label, we can see many care instructions. When we want to clean a garment, we should follow the care instructions. It defines the machine wash should be warm, normal cycle or the garment should be tumble dry low or just tumble dry etc.

The apparel manufacturers attach the care symbols in care label which suits the best for a garment. Before attaching a care label, the apparel is tested under different tests for care instructions like Dimensional stability, Appearance after laundering or dry cleaning, Colorfastness to Actual Laundering or Dry Cleaning, Colorfastness to laundering: Accelerated, Colorfastness to crocking, Bleaching and Ironing. When the garment passes under these tests, the care instructions are fixed for the garment.

Now I’ll describe the Garment Washing Symbols and Meanings in AATCC methods as below Images –

Washing Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Washing Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Bleaching Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Bleaching Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Drying Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Drying Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Ironing Care Symbol and Their Meaning

Ironing Care Symbol and Their Meaning

Dry Cleaning Care Symbols and Their Meaning

Dry Cleaning Care Symbols and Their Meaning

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He is Abu Sayed, the founder of the blog site Textile Apex. He is a Textile Engineer having eight years plus practical experience in the Textile and Clothing industries. With a deep love for fashion and a keen eye for detail, he combines his creative flair with extensive knowledge to offer insightful and engaging content to his readers.
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  1. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed reading it, especially because it addressed my problem. It helped me a lot and I hope it will help others too.

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