To be labeled a high quality If your down is protected by a duvet cover, Drying time may vary depending on the size frequent washings are not necessary, but if it is of the down. We suggest drying on low heat “down” a comforter (duvet) not protected by a duvet or children and animals for several hours. This is much better for must contain at least 75% down are present in the home, frequent washings is your down and will ensure that it is dry. cluster. expected. Le Blanc® DOWNWASH® was High heat may cause scorching or may cause precisely designed for this reason. You can now the down to loose its oils and resilience. inexpensively launder your down as often as you Is this down comforter washable? After an hour, check the comforter by need and have it back on your bed that same evening. pressing down on it. If it feels cold, clumpy Yes, down comforters and pillows are or has an odor, it is not dry and you should washable. In fact, the method for continue the drying process. cleaning down that is preferred by most manufacturers is to launder your down During the drying cycle, we suggest to with water. Dry cleaning is not CLEANING DOWN: periodically take the comforter out of the recommended. After all, geese do live in dryer and shake it. This will redistribute water. and fluff the down. First, check the down for tears in the fabric Using a professional laundry service is Down must be dried completely. This is that may cause the loss of down during the ideal but these services may take up to extremely IMPORTANT. If you do not cleaning process. If the comforter is in good two weeks and are very costly. properly dry your down it can become moldy condition, then you may proceed with laundering Additionally, some laundry services use and develop an odor. it. detergents that may be good for cleaning the down, but will not guarantee that any Smaller and lighter comforters, pillows, and stains will be removed from the actual jackets can be washed in a home washing STORING DOWN: covering that protects the down. machine. We only recommend laundering in a Therefore, the inside is clean but many of front -load (no agitator) washer to protect the the stains remain on the outside. stitching on the down from coming apart. If you After you have properly cleaned the down, it do not own a front-loading machine, we suggest should be stored away from direct sunlight in This is why we have worked hard to bring that you take it to a neighborhood laundry a cool, dry place. you a down friendly cleaner that will center. remove difficult stains typical to down To store a comforter, we suggest first bedding. For years, we have Place the comforter in the machine, use the cold shaking it and then carefully folding it as manufactured only the finest specialty water setting and add ¼ cup of DOWNWASH®. many times as necessary. Wrap the cleansers and Le Blanc® DOWNWASH® is If you have a stain, pretreat the stain by comforter in a sheet or some type of no exception. following the directions on the bottle. Once the breathable cotton bag. To prevent matting, cleaning cycle is complete, you may dry the avoid stacking other items on top of it. Its low- sudsing, neutral pH formula will comforter in your home dryer. • Do not store down in a plastic bag. gently yet thoroughly bathe the down This may cause the down fill to while protecting its natural oils from drying out. Le Blanc® DOWNWASH® is DRYING DOWN: mildew. safe for use on down comforters, pillows, Prior to washing, we always suggest following jackets and other washable down the care instructions on the tag of item being products. laundered.