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Textile care code

Advice for buying textile products

The products which do not have the 5 textile care symbol on its label, should not appear on the market. The textile care code contains precise information about the cleaning of the fabric for the professional cleaners. The label can be sewed in the textile or stuck on the back, but can also appear on the package or separately in the package. The location of the label is always regulated by the law of the country.

What is the textile care code?

Standard symbols which determine how the particular textile item should be cleaned.

These are instructions for the wearer how the clothes should be washed, dried or ironed. While cleaning the garments are affected by different mechanical and chemical factors, which can influence the durability. The textile care code also helps us to determine which cycle should we choose on the washing machine. Please keep the textile care labels, since this way our colleagues can clean your items without any risks.
Textile care code
teknő, kádWashtub symbol: this symbol refers to (manual or mechanical) washing (including wet cleaning/rinsing, prewashing, etc.) and the drying regulations (e.g.: centrifugation).

egyenlőoldalú-háromszögTriangle symbol: this symbol refers to bleaching (during or after washing), formerly lettered as Cl. The number of bleaches allowed has grown with non-chlorine bleaches. The two crossed lines prohibit any bleaching.

négyzetSquare symbol: this symbol refers to drying, including natural drying (empty square) and drying in a washing machine (a circle in the square).

vasalóIron symbol: this symbol refers to manual ironing (the newer symbols are more squared).

körCircle symbol: this symbol refers to professional dry-cleaning, which also provides information about rinsing and drying. The “W” in the circle refers to wet cleaning.


The order of the basic symbols is the following: washing, bleaching, drying, ironing, professional cleaning).

Additional symbols:

Crossed symbol: prohibition
Underlining: gentle cleaning (washtub and circle symbols). Double lines mean very gentle cleaning.
Dots: refer to temperature levels for drying, ironing, and (for example in the US) washing. More dots mean higher temperature.

The symbol for wet cleaning is a “W” in a circle.

What to do when the label prohibits all symbols?

It can be a disposable item, which can only use once since it cannot be cleaned in any way. It can be tried to clean without warranty with the most gentle and safest way, however, we need your permission.

Laws and Regulations:

“Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2011 on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products and repealing Council Directive 73/44/EEC and Directives 96/73/EC and 2008/121/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Text with EEA relevance.”

We do not have warranty for:

The items which do not have the label or the number of textile care symbols is less than 5.
If the item does not have fabric information since some clothes are made of several different fabrics which can be damaged during cleaning.


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