Yes, DOWN is dry-cleanable, but we recommend our items be washed. It's quite simple. We recommend you wash your DOWN Comforter once each year and Pillows twice each year. Use hot water. Set machine on extra rinse cycle if you have one. Start the machine. Fill with water. Add one-half cup detergent or non-detergent soap. Permit machine to run 30 seconds to thoroughly mix soap and water. Stop machine. Place the comforter or 2 pillows into the water and push under and squeeze out as much air as you can. Down is very buoyant and floats high on top of water -- it doesn't want to get wet so it may take a little work but it's worth it. Permit Comforter to remain one-half to one hour soaking and Pillows about two hours, then squeeze out the air again, or if you have a pre-soak cycle on your machine use that instead. Start the machine and complete the washing cycle. Place into dryer set on HIGH heat. Monitor the drying by checking on your item about every 15 to 20 minutes. Shake vigorously all direction and place back in dryer. Repeat this process until its light and fluffy. Monitor your dryer often, as you will want to take the item out of the dryer immediately when dry. Some dryer drums get hot and may not be good for your Down item if left after your dryer stops. Shake well and Sleep well. Yes our HIGH QUALITY PRIME GOOSE DOWN PRODUCTS can be washed in your home system, they are that Durable. This information is furnished as guide on washing Comforters and Pillows manufactured by Don Shingler. We cannot be responsible for other manufacturers' fabrics, sewing techniques or washers and dryer idiosyncrasy.
To protect your new down comforter and allow it to coordinate with your bedroom decor, you will want to buy a duvet cover. Here's what you need to know before you choose one, and pointers on how to sew your own cover.
What is a Duvet Cover?
A duvet cover is a bag of fabric made to encase your comforter and coordinate with your decor. They are as easy to care for as sheets and keep your less-easy-to-launder comforter clean and protected. Be Careful About Size In recent review, "Good Housekeeping" found that comforters labelled "queen" can vary as much as 10" in size. For this reason, you need to be careful when buying a duvet cover to look at size in inches and make sure it matches the size (in inches)of your comforter.
Duvet Cover Care
Your duvet cover should be laundered at least seasonally or when it is dirty. Most are as easily laundered as sheets - wash in your home machine and dry until just dry. Iron if needed.