Can you decipher the clothing symbols?

Test your knowledge in our quick and easy exercise.
Jul 13, 2021 / Michal Jirák

What do the Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese picture writing and clothing care symbols have in common? They are illegible for outsiders. Clothing symbols are actually very important. They immediately show how demanding the care is, which allows you to better choose the garments for your operations.

Verify your knowledge and try to read the care instructions for the hi-vis Knoxfield shorts. The correct solution is provided at the end of the article. And if you are not sure about any symbol, we provided an explanation.

How to wash

Information about the washing process is indicated by the washbowl symbol. The number inside indicates the maximum temperature the garment can withstand. If the washbowl is underlined, it indicates the need for mild washing process with gradually decreasing water temperature.

How to bleach

The triangle symbol informs about the bleaching possibilities.

How to use the tumble dryer

The circle in a square indicates a tumble dryer.

How to iron

The ironing machine symbol indicates if and at what temperature the garment can be ironed. Dots are used to indicate the temperature. The same dots are also shown on ironing machines. This makes it easy for you to choose the appropriate temperature level.

How to dry clean

The circle symbol indicates whether and how the product can be dry cleaned.

Correct solution

Now you can certainly decipher the care instructions for the Knoxfield shorts yourself. These are the correct answers:

  • Wash at 40°
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

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