Grab our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo for any woolen or puffer outerwear. This product is optimized for cold water cleaning and specifically formulated without enzymes for a gentle cleanse. Bonus: The shampoo’s Cedar fragrance reminds us of a crisp, morning walk along a wooded trail, blending fresh notes of sandalwood, cedar, rosewood, and bergamot.
When laundering cotton or poly outerwear, like a denim jacket, cotton trench coat, or synthetic fleece shacket, opt for Signature Detergent instead for a deeper clean. It contains a blend of bio-based enzymes designed to cleanse in all water temperatures.
For laundering coats in washing machines, first add your chosen detergent into the dispenser. Select a cold, low-spin cycle for laundering such as the handwash or delicate setting. The low spin is key to maintaining the fit and finish of your items. If your coat has heavy buildup select an extra rinse cycle.
Pro Tip: When washing vintage outerwear pieces, inspect the constructions very carefully before machine laundering at home. If you find loose threads, rips, or pulling at the seams, a safer cleaning method would be to simply hand wash or steam. If you don’t have a steamer, you can use your iron on the steam setting, hovering just over the item without making contact. If you have a vintage faux fur that sheds after touch, do not wash—only follow the instructions for steaming. For excessive odors on non-launderable items, mist with a 50:50 solution of plain white vinegar (or unflavored vodka) and water, then steam thoroughly. Always check tags to ensure water exposure is appropriate before applying fabric sprays or excessive steam.
Step 3: Dry, Freshen, and Finish
Once you’re ready to dry, lay your outerwear flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. Most outerwear, including wool and wool blend coats, faux fur (including anything with faux fur trim), denim jackets, synthetic "shackets", and trench coats should never be placed in the dryer, as it can affect garment construction. Many washable down, fiberfill, and synthetic puffer coats can be removed from their Mesh Bag and air fluffed in the dryer on a no-heat setting using Wool Dryer Balls. Fleece jackets can be dried with either method, just be sure to use the no-heat setting if machine drying to avoid shrinkage. Use a wide-tooth hair comb to detangle and brush faux fur pieces during air drying for a sleek finish!