Care labels provide guidelines to consumers and apparel caregivers about the best cleaning procedures to be used for a particular combination of fabric, thread, decorations, and construction techniques. Many countries have mandatory or voluntary standards for care label instructions applicable to textiles and apparel. Intertek conducts the following tests to determine the most appropriate consumer care conditions for the tested products: colorfastness to washing, bleaching, and dry cleaning.
- Dimensional stability.
- Appearance retention and ironing.