If the fabric is washable, soak it prior to tailoring in order to allow for possible shrinkage.
Care advice symbols
Hand-wash only, normal rinse and gentle spin.
Machine wash at the maximum temperature indicated in degrees Celsius (°C symbol).
The most common temperatures are:
30°C Delicate colours. Very gentle cycle, normal rinse and spin.
40°C Coloured t-shirts, elasticated underwear. Gentle cycle, normal rinse and spin.
60°C Coloured bed sheets. Normal cycle, normal rinse and spin.
95°C White bed sheets. Normal cycle, normal rinse and spin.
Any lines underneath the logo indicate the type of programme at the stated temperature:
No lines - Cotton cycle (maximum speed). Normal cycle, normal rinse and spin.
One line - Synthetic cycle (average speed). Reduced speed cycle, rinse at a reduced temperature and gentle spin.
Two lines - Wool cycle (minimum speed).
Do not machine wash, consult the paragraph entitled 'Professional Cleaning' below.
Whitening with bleach (chlorine) is possible when cold (obsolete).
Oxygen-based bleaching only.
Do not bleach.
Dots at the centre of the logo indicate the maximum temperature:
No dot - No temperature restriction.
One dot - Dry at a low temperature (60°C maximum).
Two dots - Dry at normal temperature.
Do not tumble dry.
Iron immediately after washing (obsolete).
Hang to dry (clothes hanger).
The dots at the centre of the logo indicate the temperature:
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