Step 1: Know What Not To Wash
Some velvet items, like blazers, suits, and upholstery should only be dry cleaned. For at-home care, we recommend spot treating stains only with our Wash & Stain Bar and Lint-Free Cleansing Cloth: Wet the bar, gently work it into the stain, then remove soap and dirt with the cloth.
Step 2: Hand Wash
It’s the safest method for laundering your velvets. In a wash bin or sink of cool water, add a squirt of Delicate Wash, add your items, then mix with your hands. Allow to sit for up to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Rinse
Run cool water through the item until it rinses clear of soap.
Step 4: Dry
Press the garment to drain extra water. When it comes to drying, you have three options: You can air dry by laying the garment on a flat surface or drying rack, you can hang to dry, or you can put it in the dryer on the low heat and “fluff” settings (this prevents a crushed velvet look).
Step 5: De-Wrinkle
Never iron this type of fabric—it can crush or flatten the natural pile of the velvet. Steam instead. And because velvet is prone to dust, lint, and fuzz buildup, you can give it a brush with our Clothing & Upholstery Brush when you need.