We at The Laundress have successfully washed trench coats, including the iconic trench by Burberry, time and time again, despite the fact that the care label commonly instructs “Dry Clean Only.” Read on to learn our best practices for cleaning and freshening these seasonal staples!
Figure out the fabrics
Burberry trench coats vary in fabric composition from style to style. That said, it’s important to reference the sewn-in care label to help you identify the fabric content. If your trench is a cotton/nylon blend, you should be able to machine wash it and achieve beautiful results. The trench coat featured in this How To has a cotton shell and wool inner lining which require separate wash separate wash processes. Read on to learn which eco-friendly detergents we recommend to deliver stellar results.