Meurice’s Guide to the Care Label

meurice guide to garment care

Has this ever happened to you? You’re staring at the care label on your new cashmere sweater, trying to determine how to get it clean and fresh for the fall. All you see is a bunch of shapes, triangles, blocks, circles, circles with more circles, blocks with triangles, triangles with blocks, circles and some other weird thing. You feel like you’re being asked to read hieroglyphs!

We feel your pain. To make your life a little easier we’ve decided to post this chart to help you with you problem. Remember you always want to read the care label thoroughly and do a little research on the fabric of your garment. Sometimes the labels have clear instructions on what to do, other times not so much. This chart details all the garment care icons so there should be no excuse  for shrunken, color bled pieces or bald spots on your head.

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  1. Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Hi there. This is a great article, thank you. I will share it.
    Rhonda – Oakwood “the Greener” Cleaners,Tennessee

  2. ramkumar T
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 6:30 am | Permalink


    I need a wash care instruction for silky denim 5 oz

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