How To Read A Fabric Label

Posted by Daniel Lawrence on April, 2016

The triangle on Clothing Labels in Canada indicate how and if the garment may be bleached. Plain triangles indicate that any bleach may be used, triangles that have lines through they indicate just non-chlorine bleach must be used, and shaded triangles that have X’s through them means “don’t bleach.”

Square Symbol

Square symbols on fabric labels represent drying directions. A square that has a circle inside it will represent tumble drying instructions and the square that does not have a circle inside will represent other drying choices like dry flat, drip dry, or line dry.

Circle Symbol

The circle will represent dry cleaning. The presence of the circle on the fabric label will indicate that a garment must be dry cleaned, whereby the circle hat has an X will indicate “don’t dry clean.” There might be more symbols accompanying dry clean directions, like solvent cycles and restrictions, yet your professional cleaner must know how they can interpret them.

Iron Symbol

Finally, the symbol of the iron will indicate ironing directions and presence of dots will indicate iron temperature settings; a single dot is low, two dots medium, and three dots is high. If a fabric label contains an iron symbol that as an X through it, it’ll mean “don’t iron.”

Manufacturing Information

The manufacturing details on Clothing Labels in Canada, like fabric type, size, as well as manufacturing location, still are written out, with the exception of size. A size often is indicated by a letter like S (for small), M (for medium), or L (for large). For clothes manufactured in pant or dress size, the suitable number is used. Additional content listed upon a manufacturer’s fabric label involves the fabric components that have to total 100 percent of the composition of the fabric, as well as the location in which it was manufactured.

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