Care Labels: Your Guide to Easy Care

Caring for fabric in the proper way is important. The following guide will help you understand the instructions on the Care Label. We encourage you to check the Care Labels on your product and follow the instructions given for washing, drying and ironing.

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A B C
Block to Dry Maintain original size and shape while drying.
Cold Water Water with a temperature up to 30 degrees C or 85 degrees F.
Cold Wash / Rinse Use cold water or set washing machine for cold water.

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D E F
Damp Wipe Clean surface with damp cloth or sponge. Do not machine wash or dry.
Delicate Cycle /Gentle Cycle Use appropriate machine setting with slow agitation and spin and reduced washing time. Or, wash by hand.
Do Not Bleach Do not use bleach of any type.
Do Not Dry Clean Use recommended care instructions. Dry cleaning chemicals should not be used.
Do Not Iron Do not iron or press with heat.
Do Not Spin Remove garment before spin cycle begins.
Do Not Use Chlorine Bleach Do not use chlorine bleach. Oxygen bleaches may be used.
Do Not Wring Hang dry, drip dry or flat dry only. Handle to prevent wrinkling and damage or distortion of fabric.
Drip Dry Hang wet and allow to dry with hand shaping only.
Dry Clean Only Garment should be dry cleaned only, including self-service dry cleaning.
Dry Flat Lay garment horizontally flat on breathable surface to dry. Do not use automatic dryer.
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G H I
Hand Wash Launder only by hand in lukewarm (hand-comfortable) water. May be bleached. May be dry cleaned.
Hand Wash Only Launder only by hand in lukewarm (hand-comfortable) water. May be bleached. Do not dry clean.
Hand Wash Separately Launder by hand in lukewarm (hand-comfortable water alone or with like colors. May be bleached. Do not dry clean.
Home Launder Only Wash, bleach, dry and press by any customary method. Dry cleaning chemicals should not be used.
Hot Wash Use hot water or set washing machine for hot water.
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J K L
Iron Cool Set iron at lowest setting.
Iron Damp Dampen garment before ironing.
Iron Hot Set iron at hot or hottest setting.
Iron Wrong Side Only Turn garment inside out to iron.
Line Dry Hang damp and allow to dry. Do not dry in automatic dryer
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M N O
Machine Wash Wash, bleach, dry and press by any customary method, including commercial laundering and dry cleaning. If no temperature is specified, water up to 60 degrees C. can be used.
No Heat When drying, choose the "no heat" or "air dry" setting on your automatic dryer. Or, air dry without a machine.
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P Q R
Permanent Press Use appropriate machine setting with warm wash, cool rinse and reduced spin cycle.
Professionally Dry Clean Only Use the services of a licensed, professional dry cleaner only. Do not use self service dry cleaning.
Remove Promptly Tumble dry. In absence of cool down cycle, remove at once when tumbling stops.
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S T
Steam Iron Iron or press with steam.
Tumble Dry Dry in tumble dryer at specified setting. If no temperature is specified, a hot setting may be used.
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U V W
Warm Iron Set iron at medium setting.
Warm Wash / Rinse Use warm water or warm washing machine setting.
Warm Water Water with a temperature that is "Hand-comfortable".
Wash Inside Out Turn garment inside out before washing to protect fabric.
Wash Separately Wash alone or with like colors.
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Published by : Therapeutic Pillow International on 2010-10-16

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