The International Association For Textile Care Labelling

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Care symbols for textiles


Overview of symbols and care instructions...


Textile labelling comprises information about the materials used in a textile article and its correct care.

The label informs sales personnel and consumers of the appropriate care and treatment of the textile and the fibres used in its production. Correct labelling and careful compliance with the information given on the care label help to ensure a long life for the textile article. They also prevent irreversible damage to the textile article if it is treated in the specified manner.

The following information will generally be found on the label:

  • Care symbols
  • Fibre content (percentages of fibres used)
  • Size
  • Identification of origin (Made in)
  • Further information, such as eco labels etc

Statutory provisions may vary from country to country. Verification of the relevant local provisions is advisable.