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Not necessarily. A manufcturer or importer is only necessary to list method of safe look after the garment, no matter how lots of other safe methods also could be used. Also, the manufacturer or importer is not necessary to warn about other care procedures that may not be safe. So, if a garment has a care label with washing instructions, it may-or may not-be drycleanable; there is no way of telling from the label. The International Fabricare Institute (IFI) supports voluntary "alternative labeling," whereby manufacturers tell consumers all satisfactory care methods.

 

Does "Washable" Mean it Also Can be Drycleaned?