GINETEX
The International Association For Textile Care Labelling

The symbols are protected by trademarks. Their use is dependent on a contract with GINETEX.

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Overview of care symbols

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Care symbols

Washing
Linie
Bleaching
Linie
Drying
Linie
Ironing
Linie
Professional textile care
Linie

The care symbols are protected trademarks in most countries.
They may not be produced, issued or used without a special licence agreement with GINETEX as the owner of the marks.

Licencees are required to make correct use of the symbols at all times in compliance with the applicable guidelines. Breaches might lead to legal actions.


Commercial companies (wholesalers, importers etc.) are required to include the obligation of correct care labelling pursuant to the GINETEX guidelines in the orders placed with their suppliers.

When purchasing textiles, consumers should make certain that textile products bear the care symbols.