Washing symbols

The care symbols on your textiles help you to achieve the best washing result. We have put together a guide of the most relevant symbols and their meaning.


Machine Wash, Normal Cycle

Machine Wash, Permanent Press (Easy- Care Cycle)

Machine Wash, Delicate (Gentle Cycle)

Wash at or below 30°C (Maximum Temperature)

Hand Wash

Do Not Wash


Chlorine Bleach when needed

Non-Chlorine Bleach when needed

Do Not Bleach

Bleach when needed


Tumble Dry, Medium Temperature

Tumble Dry, Low Temperature

Do Not Tumble Dry

Tumble Dry, Normal, when needed

Drip Dry


Iron, Low Temperature (ideally below 110°C)

Iron, Medium Temperature (ideally below 150°C)

Iron, High Temperature (ideally below 200°C)

Do Not Iron

Do Not Steam

The dots indicate the heat levels adjustable on your iron.


Dry Clean with perchloroethylene

Dry Clean with hydrocarbon

Reduced mechanical stress, moisture and temperature during cleaning

Do Not Dry Clean

Professional Wet Clean

free from microplastics

The new dalli laundry detergent formulations are free from microplastics

Dalli takes on responsibility and is committed to a sustainable future.
Therefore, in accordance with the definition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), our formulations with our label are free from microplastics.

Worldwide, there is still no uniform definition of the term microplastic. Nevertheless, the UNEP definition is increasingly gaining acceptance, especially as it provides a suitable basis for factual-scientific considerations on the topic.

As per UNEP, microplastics consist of “solid, water-insoluble plastic particles that are five millimetres and smaller”. This definition of microplastics is also shared by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) Germany, for example, and we also use this definition as a basis for assessing our products and selecting suitable ingredients.

It is also important to point out that water-soluble or gel-like polymers are excluded from this definition because, according to current knowledge, they do not pose the danger as microplastic particles.