Care Labels: Your Guide to Easy Care Care labels provide helpful information that can save you time and money. Cleaner, fresher clothes means longer-wearing apparel. And clothes that are bleachable are easier to get clean. When a care label doesn’t mention bleach or says "Bleach when needed," it means it is safe to use Clorox liquid bleach. When the label says "Non-chlorine bleach when needed" use a non-chlorine (color-safe) bleach like Clorox 2®. Because clothes can be mislabeled, follow the easy directions on bleach container labels to test fabrics for colorfastness
Guide to apparel / textile care symbols
As a minimum, Laundering instructions include, in order, FOUR symbols for: WASH, BLEACH, DRY, & IRON. Dry cleaning instructions include ONE symbol. Additional symbols and/or words may be used to clarify instructions. the water temperatures listed are provided as a guideline only. actual water temperatures obtained in a home depend on the washing machine settings, regional water supply temperatures, and water heaters settings.