1. Machine washable:
Any garment with this machine wash symbol is safe to wash in a standard washing machine. However, this does not mean that it can be washed in high temperatures. Always check the maximum recommended temperature to avoid shrinking.
2. Hand wash only:
Garments with hand wash symbols should only be washed by hand or with a gentle hand wash cycle. Hand washing is always recommended when possible since it puts less of a strain on the clothes. Read more about hand washing here
3. Wash at max. 30°C:
Any garment with this symbol should not be washed with a temperature setting higher than 30°C. Washing in higher temperatures would likely cause the item to shrink.
4. Wash at max. 40°C:
Any garment with this symbol should never be washed in temperatures higher than 40°C.
5. Wash at max. 60°C:
Avoid washing in temperatures higher than 60°C. High heat is really only necessary for durable items like linen bedsheets and tablecloths.
6. Gentle wash cycle:
A washing symbol with two horizontal lines below means that the item can be machine washed, but only if the washing machine has a gentle or wool cycle.
7. Not machine washable:
If you see this symbol, always hand wash or dry clean your garment.