Laundering
The basin is the symbol used for information about washing in water.

The number inside the basin refers to the highest temperature recommended for laundering. It is expressed in centigrade.
A hand into the basin indicates that the garment needs to be hand washed. Do not put in washing machine. Water temperature should not exceed 40°C or 105°F. Do not wring.
If the basin is crossed out, the garment may not be safely laundered.

Bleaching
The triangle is the symbol of chlorine bleach.

The abbreviation CL inside the triangle means that the garment may only be bleached if machine washed cold and in diluted solution.
If the triangle is crossed out, the garment may not be bleached.

Ironing
The iron is the symbol used for ironing instructions. The ideal ironing temperature for each garment is indicated by the black dots.

3 black dots indicate that the iron temperature should not exceed 200°C or 290°F and the fabric must be moist before ironing.
2 black dots indicate that the iron temperature should not exceed 150°C or 300°F and a moist cloth should be placed between the iron and the garment.
1 black dot indicates that the iron temperature should not exceed 100°C or 210°F and a moist cloth should be placed between the iron and the garment.
The iron crossed out indicates that the garment may not be ironed.

Dry cleaning
The circle is the symbol used for dry cleaning instructions and the signs inside the circle indicate the type of solvent suitable for each fabric.

The letter P inside the circle indicates that the garment may be safely cleaned with perchloroethylene following the regular procedure without using trielene.
The circle crossed out indicates that the garment may not be dry cleaned.

Drying

The square is the symbol used for drying procedures.

A circle inside a square indicates that the garment may be tumble dried.
A cross on the square with a circle indicates that the garment may not be tumble dried.