Caring for your kids clothes

We want your kids clothes to look as good and last as long as the time your child is wearing them for. If the instructions on the care labels are followed, then the quality and appearance of the garment will be maintained.

Washing

The washtub indicates the domestic washing process. The two variables in the washing process are:

Water temperature - indicated by degrees Celsius inside the tub.

Spinning - indicated by the use of a bar or broken bar underneath the tub.

Listed below are the wash symbols commonly used:

washing symbol - maximum water temperature 40°C
- normal mechanical action
- normal spinning

washing symbol - maximum water temperature 40°C
- reduced mechanical action
- reduced spinning

washing symbol - maximum water temperature 40°C
- much reduced mechanical action
- normal spinning
- do not wring by hand

washing symbol - maximum water temperature 50°C
- reduced mechanical action
- reduced spinning

Chlorine bleaching

washing symbol - do not use chlorine based bleach

Ironing

The iron indicates the ironing process.
Maximum temperature levels are indicated by one, two or three dots within the symbol.

ironing symbol - cool iron
- sole plate temperature to be a maximum of 110°C

ironing symbol - warm iron
- sole plate temperature to be a maximum of 150°C

ironing symbol - hot iron
- sole plate temperature to be a maximum of 200°C

ironing symbol - do not iron
- do not steam or use steam treatments

Dry cleaning

The circle indicates the dry-cleaning process for all textiles except real leather and fur.

dry cleaning symbol - normal dry cleaning procedure

dry cleaning symbol - limitations on addition of water, mechanical action and temperature during cleansing - and/or drying.

dry cleaning symbol - do not dry clean
- do not remove staining with solvents

Tumble drying

The circle in a square identifies tumble drying. The severity levels are indicated by one or two dots in the circle.

tumble drying symbol - can be tumble dried
- dry at a lower temperature setting

tumble drying symbol - can be tumble dried
- normal drying cycle

tumble drying symbol - do not tumble dry

Exceptional instructions

From time to time it may be necessary to include additional wording to help you launder the garments correctly. we allow the following to be used but only where absolutely necessary:

  • Sponge clean
  • Re-shape whilst damp
  • Dry flat
  • Do not iron print
  • Do not iron trim
  • Iron on the reverse
  • Iron whilst damp
  • Rinse in fresh water immediately after use