Zip all zippers and close all snaps, buttons and Velcro enclosures on the coat. Turn the coat inside out.
Place the down coat into the front-loading machine. Set the water temperature to cold and add the smallest amount of gentle laundry soap recommended for a small size wash load. Set the wash cycle to gentle and start the washing machine.
Reset the washing machine twice to run the down coat through three total rinse cycles. This will ensure that all soap rinses completely out of the down.
Remove the down coat carefully from the washing machine after the last rinse cycle ends. Support the coat from beneath it to ensure the seams do not pull apart while the coat is wet. This could cause feathers to escape through the seams.
Place the coat into the large dryer and set the dryer to low heat. Start the dryer and wait while the coat dries. Check the drying progress often to ensure the coat is not overheating inside the dryer. Take the coat out several times and shake it gently to encourage the feathers to move around inside the coat. Dry the coat until the feathers inside dry completely.
Things You Will Need
- Down feather coat
- Front-loading washing machine
- Gentle laundry soap (powder)
- Commercial size dryer
- Adding one or two bath towels to the dryer may help absorb some of the dampness of the down as it dries.