Laundry signs, also known as care symbols, are sets of pictures that bear instruction on how to wash and keep clothes looking their best. These signs are usually written on labels attached on clothing.
The lifespan and visual appeal of any clothing heavily depends on how one cares for it. Signs indicate the temperature of water need by a piece of clothing, whether or not bleaching is required and whether a piece of clothing requires hand washing, machine washing or dry cleaning. Other symbols indicate whether a piece of clothing is permanent press and should not be ironed, whether clothing should be washed on a gentle cycle and what temperature to use for drying or ironing a piece of clothing.