Before washing your puffer jacket, pretreat stains with your stain treatment of choice and work in using a soft Stain Brush.
Stain Solution is ideal for old and new stains. Formulated with a triple enzyme blend that targets protein, tannin, and oil based laundry stains like grass, makeup, and yellowed pits, it is designed to perform in all water temperatures. Always test first in an inconspicuous spot before applying all over.
Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water. The best detergent for washing puffer coats is a gentle, enzyme-free formula designed to launder in cool water. Our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo fits the bill!
Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute the detergent on the puffer coat. 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. The hand washing method is best for small puffer coats or vests, or puffer accessories (like a winter hat or ski gloves).
Machine washing is the best method for larger puffer coats. Turn the puffer coat 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. When the cycle is complete, remove the coat immediately and shake to redistribute fill. Do not let the coat sit wet inside the machine for a long time after washing, as this can cause unwanted clumping.
Dry & Finish
The most successful finish on puffer coats is achieved by setting the dryer to a low/delicate heat and low tumble cycle and repeating the drying cycle until all moisture is gone. Take note: this may take longer than a normal dry cycle. Be sure to remove any faux fur attachments before placing in the dryer, as these cannot take the heat! If non-removable, the coat will need to be air dried.
To help redistribute and fluff up feathers and filling, addWool Dryer Balls to the cycle. Take the coat out 1-2 times during the cycle to vigorously shake in order to achieve the fluffiest finish.
Make sure large down items, such as large puffer coats and duvets, are fully dried to prevent mildew. If the filling clumps together, excess water is still present, so keep it spinning
To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming. Do not iron.
Always store items clean and dry.
We recommend storing in a breathable cotton or canvas bags to help protect items.
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.