Don’t you hate universal symbols that come on electronic gadgets and the sewn in care label instructions on clothing.
- Well, with luxury linens (specifically European bed linens) you will have the same challenge.
- Because you have made an investment in your fine linens, you really should pay attention and adhere to the care instructions.
As a result of the confusion to what these little symbols mean, we thought we would help clear this up for you.
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Most people visiting this page are interested in cleaning tips for bedding - so, here's a video explaining how to care for luxury linens - without having to figuring out confusing symbols.
Here are the symbols that you will likely find on the care label of your finer sheets or bedding products.
The 2 represents a normal wash cycle; the 60 means the sheets or pillowcases should be washed at 60 degrees C, or 140 degrees F.
The 6 indicates a gentle cycle at 40 degrees C or 105 degrees F.
The crossed out triangle means no chlorine bleach. If just a triangle (without the X) is present, bleach can be used.
The iron symbol suggests that item may be pressed. Three dots indicate a very hot iron—200 degrees C, 290 degrees F.
Two dots indicate a hot iron—150 degrees C, 300 degrees F.
One dot indicates a warm iron for touch ups—110 degrees C, 230 F.
The square box with a circle inside indicates your linens can be machine dried at low to moderate heat.
Below are 4 more charts that identify additional symbols that you might find helpful.
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Courtesy of Textile Industry Affairs (Copyright 2005 Textile Industry Affairs. All Rights Reserved).
We hope this helps, please email us with your bedding related questions.