A guide to Fabric Care Labels

BWO Washing Label Care

The care labels provide special instructions to help you keep your clothes looking their best. We’ve put together a handy guide so that you can see what all care symbols represent.

The following wash care symbols cover how your garment should be cleaned:


The level of wash agitation recommended is indicated by bars below the wash tub symbol. Absence of bar indicates a maximum agitation (cotton wash), a single bar indicates medium agitation (synthetics cycle) and a double bar indicates very minimal agitation (silk/wool cycle). The bar symbols also indicate the level of spin recommended with more bars indicating lower preferred spin speed.


If your whites are looking a bit drab and grey, you should check for these wash care symbols before attempting to use bleach. It is also important to check the label of your product to ensure you use it properly and take the necessary safety precautions. 


Once you've washed your clothes, it's just as important to dry them properly.

Tumble drying

Natural drying


Once your clothes are dry, ironing becomes a priority: these wash care symbols explain how (and whether) your clothes should be ironed.

Professional cleaning

 Finally, some special garments are better off being taken care of by a professional.

Chemical cleaning

Wet cleaning