Confused...or is it just me?

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Slosh
Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
edited 5. Apr 2015, 07:38 in Community Chit-chat archive
Went to wash a pair of trousers for the first time.

Symbols for 40° wash, then instructions as follows

Dry clean only
Wash inside out
Wash separately

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  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    That is confusing!
    Think anything that mentions dry clean gets put in a hand wash initially just to see if it survives.


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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I once hand-washed a silk scarf as per the instructions: it was a paisley but ended up a total blur! I also washed a Monsoon dress as per instructions (30 degree machine wash) and it shrank: luckily when I returned it to Monsoon another lady was returning a skirt in the same fabric - they couldn't refuse refunds.

    As for dry cleaning well, so far so good. My washing machines have gently washed cotton-but-nylon-lined coats, silk skirts and trousers without any troubles. I dislike the thought of the chemicals they use in dry cleaning so I always use a gentle wash first. So far, so good. I think dry cleaning may be a con apart from men's suits: they are far more complicated. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,422
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I always handwash/now 30 degree wash too.

    Not paying dry-cleaning charges either!!

    Agreed - the exception is men's suits!!!

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    Toni xxx :happye:
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Washed them on a cool wash, they were a bit loose anyway so a bit of shrinkage won't go amiss. I think sometimes items are marked as dry clean only as a protection for the manufacturer. It just made me laugh to see such contradictory advice on one label.
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    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    My favourite 'instruction' was seen on a bag of peanuts.

    CAUTION: Contents may contain nuts.

    Really? :? DD

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