Can you wash corduroy? Yes, you can but knowing how to wash corduroy the right way is crucial, and pre-treatment is the first step to properly washing your corduroy pants, sherpa jacket or couch covers. Pretreat stains with Stain Solution. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, cuffs, and hems.
Stain Solution is suitable for all washable fabrics (cotton/cotton-poly, etc.) and old, set-in stains such as pit stains.
Corduroy can get wet and be machine washed. For machine washing corduroy, turn the item inside out, and do not wash with materials that produce lint (such as fleece jackets, towels, and sweaters).
Wash corduroy with Signature Detergent on the normal cycle with hot water to achieve the deepest clean.
Corduroy attracts lint, which is difficult to remove once it has attached itself to the nap.
Wash with like colors and fabrics only.
Dry & Finish
Corduroy can withstand tumble drying with low heat. To reduce wrinkles, remove from the dryer while still damp or line dry.
Always launder corduroy pants prior to making any alterations in fit or length. Use hot water and a hot dryer cycle to ensure there will be no further shrinkage.
Steam after washing to remove wrinkles and between wears to freshen. Never iron, as ironing will crush or flatten the natural pile.
Corduroy can be hung to prevent wrinkles; however, be mindful of clips because they can leave marks on the material. Corduroy can also be folded.
Always store items clean. We recommend storing in a breathable canvas storage bag.
All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.