The International Association For Textile Care Labelling

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General information on drying

Tumbler drying

  • Extract water well before drying if the washing symbol allows so
  • Do not overfill the drying drum
  • Only place articles which require the same drying time together in the drier. Cotton and synthetics for example have a different drying time and residual humidity
  • Dimensionally- and heat-sensitive pieces should not be placed in a tumbler dryer
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions

Natural drying

With the revised care labelling symbolisation, other symbols may appear in a square below the tumbler symbol. For countries in which this is specified, information is therefore given about the habitual "natural drying methods" (e.g. line drying, drip drying, drying flat etc.).