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occ's avatar

What do these symbols mean on my clothing tag?

Asked by occ (4003 points ) November 14th, 2009

I want to wash this skirt and don’t know what the symbols on the care tag mean. Here’s a photo of the tag

Anyone know?

Also, if I can’t wash it in the machine, does anyone know how to get the smell of campfire out of clothes without spraying chemicals on it? I’ve aired it out for a week and it still smells slightly.

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PretentiousArtist's avatar

No triangles allowed

Skippy's avatar

Dang universial signs…too old to understand them ;)

I can read it says Rayon – you can use woolite and hand wash, but I wouldn’t put it in the dryer. I’d hang dry.

eponymoushipster's avatar

left to right:

do not machine wash
do not bleach
iron on low heat

second row:
dry clean (P stands for perchloraethalyne…<sp?>, a nasty chem)
do not machine dry

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Whoa I was way off

Skippy's avatar

Dang I’ve got to bookmark that site, thanx @PandoraBoxx .
I know it’s done to make it easier, but anyone over 40 – we need to relearn!

ratboy's avatar

It’s pretty clearly some sort of Satanic curse—I wouldn’t wear the skirt again.

Darwin's avatar

Here’s another site that lists them all.

What it means is that if you spill something on it you’re screwed. You can only dry clean the sucker, and that may not get the stains out.

You could try spraying it lightly with Febreze several times over. Otherwise, donate it to charity.

occ's avatar

Can I hand wash it with some woolite?

Darwin's avatar

If you are desperate and unable to wear it ever again without removing the smell, and if you are willing to throw it out if it doesn’t work, then gently hand-wash it with Woolite, let it dry by hanging it up, and finally see if you can remove the wrinkles with a cool iron. It might work out fine. But if the colors run, it shrinks, or it curls up in a little, unwearable ball, then throw it out and remember to never wear clothes marked like that any place there is a fire.

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