The purpose of this study is to find out the washing methods specified on the care labels of vapor-permeable & water-proofed fabrics and to investigate the consumers' real washing methods in their home and their cognition. In this study, the condition of care labels on 35 products was investigated and consumers' washing methods and cognition were surveyed. The subjects were consisted of majoring clothing textiles' female, female student attending in other major and married-women. Data were analyzed SPSS 10.0. The major results were as follows : 1. The care labels of Vapor-permeable & waterproofed fabric products used in this survey followed the rule of KS K that is stated that care labels must include over 3 instructions. It was the most popular type of care labels to organize with washing methods, bleaching methods, weaving methods, drying methods, ironing methods. 2. Most consumers have vapor-permeable & waterproofed fabric products, but their consciousness of this fabric is low. The rate of consumer confirming the care labels was 76.6% but 67.8% of them answered they take care of textile products with their experiences. 3. Consumers' understanding of care instructions on care labels was investigated that most consumers understand domestic care instruction, but they didn't know almost all international one.
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