Specialty Down Soap - The down soap available from All About Down® is specially formulated to clean and preserve your goose down. This environmentally-friendly soap is ideal for gently washing down comforters, pillows, sleeping bags, and jackets. This mild soap may not remove stains, but the goose down will be preserved. Hypoallergenic and odor free, it is the same soap All About Down® uses in our own cleaning service.
Fine Linen Soap - Preserve your fine linens by washing them with Linen Wash®, a specialty cleaner that safely and effectively removes difficult stains from colorfast bed, bath, and table linens. Linen Wash® readily dissolves in cold water, possesses a neutral pH, and does not contain harmful chemicals. Linen Wash® leaves your linens with a fresh, subtle scent. For this reason, it's not hypoallergenic.
Do-It-Yourself Down Washing
- Use care when handling your wet down item. The down can absorb a lot of water, and the weight of wet down can pull apart stitching or baffles.
- Use a large, front-load washing machine and dryer.
- Wash with our down soap. We don't recommend using detergent. Pretreat especially soiled areas such as cuffs by scrubbing with a soft brush and a small extra amount of soap.
- Rinse your down item thoroughly. Goose down that is coated with soap residue will mat into clumps.
- Dry on low heat for several hours. The fabric can scorch if it is dried on too high of a heat. Every thirty minutes, take your item out, pat out the clumps, and rearrange it within the dryer. Put clean tennis balls in the dryer to help beat out the clumps.
- Dry the goose down completely. Although your down item may feel dry to the touch, run it a little longer in the dryer than you think necessary. Goose down can mildew from the inside out even if it is only barely damp.
- Remember, you can always send your down item to All About Down® to have it professionally washed.