Care Tips

Proper care of your clothing

General care instructions, tips and explanations of the care symbols


As we want you to enjoy your clothes for as long as possible, we have put together some useful tips on how to clean and care for your wardrobe favourites.

Each clothing item bears a care label. This contains details on the maximum permissible treatment and proper care of the textiles. Care treatment according to the details on the label helps prevent damage to your clothes.

Please note: The specifications do not guarantee, however, that all soiling will actually be removed. You are free to use milder forms of treatment and temperatures than specified on the label.

In the following overview, you will find all common care symbols for washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and professional textile treatment, along with the corresponding meaning.

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Care symbols and their meaning

40° normal wash cycle

40° normal wash cycle

Wash cycle for dark colours made of cotton, polyester, blends, for example. Select an appropriate washing programme.

40°C gentle wash cycle

40°C gentle wash cycle

Easy-care items, for example, made of modal, viscose or synthetic fibres (polyacrylic, polyester and polyamide). Reduce the quantity of laundry (the drum should not be more than half full). Select an appropriate washing programme. Avoid spinning or do spin for short periods only to minimise the risk of creasing.

40°C delicates wash cycle

40°C delicates wash cycle

Items made of machine-washable wool, for example. This wash cycle has a particularly gentle mechanical action. Reduce the quantity of laundry substantially (the drum should be not more than one-third full.) Select an appropriate washing programme (e.g. delicates, wool).

30° normal wash cycle

30° normal wash cycle

Wash cycle for dark colours made of cotton, polyester, blends, for example. Select an appropriate washing programme.

30°C gentle wash cycle

30°C gentle wash cycle

Easy-care items, for example, made of modal, viscose or synthetic fibres (polyacrylic, polyester and polyamide). Reduce the quantity of laundry (the drum should not be more than half full). Select an appropriate washing programme. Avoid spinning or do spin for short periods only to minimise the risk of creasing.

30°C delicates wash cycle

30°C delicates wash cycle

Items made of machine-washable wool, for example. This wash cycle has a particularly gentle mechanical action. Reduce the quantity of laundry substantially (the drum should be not more than one-third full.) Select an appropriate washing programme.

Hand wash

Hand wash

Water temperature max. 40°C, depending on the item. First dissolve a mild detergent/wool detergent in plenty of water. Allow the textiles to float in the solution and agitate carefully. Do not rub, pull or wring out. Then rinse the textiles well, press the superfluous water out carefully and pull the items into shape. Quickly treat colour and sensitive wash items and do not leave them in a wet condition.

Do not wash

Do not wash

Items with this label should not be washed. They may also be sensitive to any type of wet treatment, or due to their size, they are not suited for treatment in a household washing machine.

Chlorine and oxygen bleaches permitted

All bleach types

Chlorine and oxygen bleaches permitted.

Only oxygen bleaches are permitted / no chlorine bleach

Only oxygen bleaches permitted

The triangle with two oblique lines indicates that oxygen bleach (contained in universal detergents) is permitted, but not chlorine bleach.

Do not bleach

Do not bleach

The triangle with a diagonal cross indicates that bleaching is not allowed. Use only bleach-free detergent.

Do not spin, dry flat

Dry flat

Do not spin, dry flat

Drying in a tumble dryer is possible – normal drying

Normal drying

Drying in a tumble dryer is possible under normal load without restrictions.

Drying in a tumble dryer is possible – mild drying

Gentle drying

Caution is appropriate when tumble drying. Select a gentle programme with reduced action (temperature, duration of treatment).

Do not tumble dry

Do not tumble dry

Item not suitable for tumble drying.

Hot iron (200°C)

Hot iron (200°C)

Corresponding to the "cotton/linen" iron temperature setting: iron whilst damp, moisten if necessary. Shiny or pressure-sensitive pieces should be ironed with press cloth or ironed inside out. A steam iron may be used.

Iron at moderate temperature (150°C)

Iron at moderate temperature (150°C)

Corresponding to the "wool/silk/polyester/viscose" setting: iron under a moderately moist press cloth. A steam iron may be used. Avoid heavy pressure. Do not pull out of shape.

Do not iron hot (110°C) – caution when using steam irons

Do not iron hot (110°C)

Corresponding to the "polyacrylic, polyamide (nylon), acetate" iron temperature setting: shiny or pressure-sensitive pieces should be ironed with press cloth or ironed inside out. Caution when using steam irons (work without steam if possible). Do not pull out of shape.

Do not iron

Do not iron

Irreversible changes must be expected if an iron is used.

Professional dry cleaning – normal cleaning process

Dry cleaning – normal cleaning process

Professional dry cleaning – normal cleaning process. Treatment in cleaning machine with the following solvents: perchloroethylene, hydrocarbons. Normal cleaning process with no restrictions. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may be used with some restrictions. We recommend a pre-test on a concealed part of the item.

Professional dry cleaning – gentle cleaning process

Dry cleaning – gentle cleaning process

Professional dry cleaning – gentle cleaning process. Treatment in cleaning machine with the following solvents: perchloroethylene, hydrocarbons. Cleaning process with stringent limitation of added humidity and/or mechanical action and/or temperature. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may be used with some restrictions. We recommend a pre-test on a concealed part of the item.

Professional dry cleaning – normal cleaning process

Dry cleaning – normal cleaning process

Professional dry cleaning – normal cleaning process. Treatment in cleaning machine with the following solvents: hydrocarbons. Cleaning process with no restrictions. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may not be used.

Professional dry cleaning – gentle cleaning process

Dry cleaning – gentle cleaning process

Professional dry cleaning – gentle cleaning process. Treatment in cleaning machine with the following solvents: hydrocarbons. Cleaning process with stringent limitation of added humidity and/or mechanical action and/or temperature. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may not be used.

Do not dry clean

Do not dry clean

Do not treat with solvents. No dry cleaning allowed. Do not use stain removers which contain solvents.

Professional wet cleaning – normal wet cleaning

Wet cleaning – normal wet cleaning

Wet cleaning. Normal wet cleaning process with no restrictions.

Professional wet cleaning – gentle wet cleaning

Wet cleaning – gentle wet cleaning

Gentle wet cleaning. Wet cleaning technique for sensitive textiles with reduced mechanical action.

Professional wet cleaning – special gentle wet cleaning

Wet cleaning – special gentle wet cleaning

Very mild wet cleaning. Wet cleaning for very sensitive textiles with greatly reduced mechanical action.

Do not wet clean

Do not wet clean

No wet cleaning allowed.


Source: GINETEX Germany – c/o German Fashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V. – An Lyskirchen 14 – 50676 Cologne, Germany – www.ginetex.de