GINETEX
The International Association For Textile Care Labelling

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

Blauer Stoff

Did you know?

Pfeil

General care instructions for proper washing...

Washing

This symbol indicates whether domestic washing is possible and applies both to hand and machine washes.

The numbersin the wash tub specify the maximum washing temperatures in degrees celsius which must not be exceeded.

One bar below the wash tub characterises a milder cycle with reduced mechanical action (e.g. mild washing process). The bar identifies washing cycles which are particularly suitable for “easy-care” and mechanically sensitive articles. The double bar describes a very mild washing cycle (e.g. woollens).

95°C boil wash. Articles e.g. in cotton or linen, white, suitable for boiling, dyed or printed. Fill the drum completely. Set an appropriate washing program (normal washing cycle). Pretreat stubborn stains.
Linie Linie
70°C boil wash. Articles e.g. in cotton or linen, white, suitable for boiling, dyed or printed. Fill the drum completely. Set an appropriate washing program (normal washing cycle). Pretreat stubborn stains. Energy-saving method.
Linie
60°C coloured wash. Coloured articles which must not be washed at boiling temperature e.g. made of cotton, modal, polyester and mixed fabrics.
Linie
60°C coloured wash. “Easy care” coloured wash: reduce the quantity of laundry. The drum must not be more than two-thirds full. Set the appropriate washing program (careful wash). Prewash only if the textiles are heavily soiled. Avoid spinning or do spin for short periods only to minimise the risk of creasing.
Linie
50°C coloured wash. Coloured articles which must not be washed at boiling temperature e.g. made of cotton, modal, polyester and mixed fabrics. Energy-saving method.
Linie
50°C coloured wash.“Easy care” coloured wash: reduce the quantity of laundry. The drum must not be more than two-thirds full. Set the appropriate washing program (careful wash). Prewash only if the textiles are heavily soiled. Avoid spinning or do spin for short periods only to minimise the risk of creasing. Energy-saving method.
Linie
40°C coloured wash. Washing cycle e.g. for dark coloured articles made of cotton, polyester, mixed fabrics etc.
Linie
40°C mild wash. Fine laundry, e.g. in modal, viscose, synthetic fibres (polyacryl, polyester and polyamide). Reduce the quantity of laundry. Select a suitable washing program. Prewash only heavily soiled textiles. Avoid spinning or do spin for short periods only to minimise the risk of creasing.
Linie
40°C very mild wash. For articles e.g. in machine-washable wool. This washing cycle ensures a much reduced mechanical treatment. Reduce the quantity of laundry substantially. The drum should be not more than on-third full. Select an appropriate washing program.
Linie
30°C fine wash. Washing cycle, e.g. for dark coloured articles in cotton, polyester, mixed fabrics etc. Select an appropriate washing program.
Linie
30°C mild fine wash. For articles, e.g. in modal, viscose, polyacryl, polyester and polyamide. Reduce the quantity of laundry. Select an appropriate washing program. Avoid spinning or do spin for short periods only to minimise the risk of creasing.
Linie
30°C very mild fine wash. Articles made, e.g. of machine-washable wool. This washing cycle ensures a much reduced mechanical treatment. Select an appropriate washing program. Reduce the quantity of laundry substantially.
Linie
Hand wash. Hand wash at a water temperature between 30° C and a maximum of 40° C, depending on the particular article.
First dissolve a fine detergent in plenty of water. Allow the textiles to float in the solution and agitate carefully. Do not rub, pull and wring out. Then rinse the textiles well, press the superfluous water out carefully and pull into shape. Treat coloured and sensitive pieces rapidly and do not leave lying in the wet state.
Linie
Do not wash. Articles marked in this way must not be washed. They may be sensitive to any kind of wet treatment or be unsuitable for washing in a domestic washing machine because of their size.
Linie