How To

How-To | Wash Down Bedding

Oct 13, 2015

Get down with washing down! The proper care and cleaning of down, fiber fill, and synthetic blends will help ensure your bedding lasts for years to come. Take comfort in these easy steps!

Gather Your Tools

Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, Wool & Cashmere Spray, Stain Solution, or Wash & Stain Bar

DUVET INNERS & COMFORTERS

PRETREAT

Hit The Spots: Treat your most stubborn stains with Stain Solution. It’s formulated to target and break down red wine, chocolate, coffee, yellowing and more. Apply it directly to the stain and work it into the fabric with a Stain Brush.

MACHINE WASH

Rule Of Thumb: If you protect duvet inners with a cover, the duvet should only need to be laundered every few years. Duvet covers should be on a washing rotation of 1-3 months depending on the fabric and your lifestyle – less for silk, more for pet owners.

Set Your Cycle: Select the woolens or delicate cycle on your washing machine and make sure the water temperature is cold and spin is on medium or low. Add the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo considering the machine type.


DRY

Delightfully Dry: Getting duvet inners dry enough that they won’t mildew from the inside out is difficult. And if the filling clumps together, excess water is still present. The most successful finish is achieved by setting the dryer to low heat/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.


FRESHEN

Freshen In A Flash: Spritz the Wool & Cashmere Spray when making the bed. It’s a safe non-toxic, and allergen-free fabric spray that naturally repels bugs and moths.

Get Steamy: While you shouldn’t iron down items (and never starch), you should steam to remove allergens and bacteria.

Air It Out: Seasonally airing in the sun is beneficial and will take care of dust mites on the outside of the fabric.

PILLOWS

Don’t Let Dirty Liners Linger: Wash pillow liners bi-weekly. And if you don’t have a liner, get one! Our heads have natural oils that keep locks shiny so it’s good to have an extra layer between pillow cases and pillow liners.

Pillow-Fight Perfect: Down pillows should be laundered periodically using the washing instructions listed above. We recommend doing so in an industrial machine and caution that it can be tricky getting pillows sufficiently dry. For quick stain removal, spot treat with the Wash & Stain Bar by lathering the bar with tepid water and working it into the affected area. Remove soap and dirt with a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth and repeat the process until satisfied.

Fluff & Finish: Fluff and spray pillows with Wool & Cashmere Spray when making the bed. Steaming seasonally helps to kill odor-causing bacteria and remove allergens that attract dust mites.

Shop the Story

Wash & Stain Bar
$6.00

Removes Old & New Stains

Wool & Cashmere Shampoo 16 fl oz
$19.00

Removes Old & New Stains

Stain Solution 16 fl oz
$18.00

Removes Old & New Stains

Wool & Cashmere Spray 4 fl oz
$10.00

Removes Old & New Stains

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