Fellows magazine
WINTER
COLLECTION
2013


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Washing

In every Fellows garment you will find a wash care label. On it there are four or five symbols in a fixed order. Washing, Dry cleaning, Bleaching, Drying, Ironing.






Washing Dry cleaning Bleaching Drying Ironing





Washing




In the symbol washtub the maximum washing temperature is indicated. Washing at a lower temperature is always possible. Without a narrow line under the washtub the machine should be adjusted for a normal or cotton washing programme. The detergent to be applied is dependent on the type of laundry. A total detergent is advised for underwear and colourfast garments like shirts. A colour detergent is to be preferred for the coloured wash.





A narrow line under the bathtub means that an adapted washing programme is necessary e.g. the woolwash programme of 30°C or a programme for crease-resistant garments of 40°C or 60°C. The load of the washer needs to be adapted, e.g. only one garment in a woolwash programme.








If hand-wash is the only possibility, it is indicated by the sign of a hand in a washtub. While handwashing it is important that the detergent is completely dissolved in the water (35°C) before you add the garment. That’s why a liquid detergent is preferred. Avoid soaking, so don’t keep the garment too long in the suds, because there is a danger of bleeding off.









A cross through the bathtub means: Do not wash the garment. Professional dry-cleaning may be a solution.










If the garment can be washed in a 40°C woolwash programme it is indicated by a washtub and a broken line. For washing wool a mild detergent is needed.





Dry cleaning




A circle means dry-cleaning. If there is no cross in the circle, dry-cleaning is a possibility. The professional cleaner knows in what way to do so. Below are the relevant symbols.










A circle means dry-cleaning.










A line under a circle means: don’t add water to the cleansing agent and apply less mechanical movement, also when drying. Drying at a lower temperature.










The garment resists all usual detergents.










The garment only resists perchchlorethylene, benzine and white spirit. So dry-clean with regular dry cleaning fluids.










The garment only resists benzine and white spirit.










Do not dry clean and no stain removal with solvents.





BLEACHING









A triangle with Cl in it means chlorine-based bleaching allowed. This manner of bleaching is rare in the Netherlands as complete detergents and cleaning intensifiers have made it redundant.










A triangle with a cross means: do not use chlorine-based bleach.





TUMBLER DRYING









When the symbol is a square with an enclosed circle there may be one or two dots in the circle. These dots tell something about the sensitivety of the garment. . .Two dots in a circle is frequently occurring and goes for normal textile ( shirts, underwear, tea-towels) at normal temperature settings of maximum 60°C. .One dot in a circle is meant for textiles like acrylic fibre which are not heat-proof and need a lower temperature setting of 45°C. A cross in the symbol means that to maintain the garment’s original look you have better not use the tumble drier.





Ironing




In the ironing symbol are one, two or three dots. They refer to the regulator switch on the flat-iron and determine the sole temperature of the iron. One dot means a maximum temperature of 110°C. Be careful with steaming as it may cause damage.Two dots mean that you can iron at a maximum temperature of 150°C. This is the right position for most garments. Use of steam can relieve the job. Three dots mean a sole temperature with a maximum of 200°C. Steam may be applied. It is mainly cotton and linen that endure this temperature.A cross in the symbol means no ironing. Steaming and steam treatments are not recommended.





In the ironing symbol are one, two or three dots. They refer to the regulator switch on the flat-iron and determine the sole temperature of the iron.





Maximum temperature of 110°C. Be careful with steaming as it may cause damage.





Iron at a maximum temperature of 150°C.





A sole temperature with a maximum of 200°C. Steam may be applied.





No ironing. Steaming and steam treatments are not recommended.