Before washing your down jacket with the right down detergent, start with pretreatment. Treat stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar.
Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains.
The Wash & Stain Bar works the material to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup.
To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar.
Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo , the best down cleaner detergent to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.
Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute the ?down safe wash detergent?. Soak for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy.
Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.
Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Washing Bag.
Select the woolens or delicate cycle on the washing machine and use warm or cool water.
Add the appropriate amount of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo according to the machine and load size.
Dry & Finish
The most successful finish is achieved by setting the dryer to a low heat and low tumble cycle and repeating the drying cycle until all moisture is gone.
To help redistribute and fluff up feathers and filling, add clean tennis balls or dryer balls to the cycle.
Make sure large down items, such as duvets, are fully dried to prevent mildew. If the filling clumps together, excess water is still present.
To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish.
Always store items clean and dry.
We recommend storing in a breathable cotton Storage Bag to protect items from bugs.
Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.
All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.