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How to Clean Your Duvet

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How to Clean Your Duvet?

Down & Feather

Most quality duvets can be washed even though the manufacturers labels states Dry Clean Only or Dry Clean recommended.  Twin sized duvets can be washed in your home machine, but we recommend taking larger sized duvets in to get properly cleaned in an industrial sized machine.  Wash in warm water with a mild liquid soap.  Use a soap without bleaches or whiteners.  Rinse two or three times to remove all soap residue, then gently squeeze out excess water.  The removal of all soap residue is very important in order for your duvet to loft properly after laundering.  Dry on a low to medium heat thoroughly.  Dampness can lead to mildew and over drying can crisp the down/feathers, which will destroy your duvet.  The drying process for a large duvet can take several hours.  Every 15-20 minutes, remove the item from the dryer to cool and shake to redistribute the fill.  We recommend the use of Wool Dryer balls and Grangers Down Wash for washing and drying all your down products.

Silk

All of our silk duvets are dry clean only.  We do not recommend trying to wash these on your own, but spot clean if needed.  Hang outside on dry, warm days to air out the duvet.  One of the main reasons for washing a duvet would be the accumulation of dust and body oils.  Silk is naturally Dust Mite resistant and so regular cleaning is not as necessary.

Wool

We carry both washable and dry clean only wool duvets.  Check your care label to determine if it needs to be washed or dry cleaned.  You can air out your duvet by hanging it outside on a warm, dry day.  You can also rejuvenate your duvet by putting it in the dryer with a damp hand towel for 15 minutes.  Wool is also naturally is Dust Mite resistant and so frequent cleaning may not be necessary.

Dry Clean only duvets can be spot cleaned with lukewarm water and a mild detergent in a laundry tub, rinsed with cool water and allowed to drain in the tub till dry enough to hang up to finish drying. 

Twin sized washable wool duvets can be washed in your front-loading machine, but we recommend taking larger sized duvets in to get properly cleaned in an industrial sized machine. Wash your duvet using cool water on a delicate cycle with an approved wool soap.  Tumble dry at a low setting for a maximum of 10 minutes then hang to finish air drying.  We recommend the use of Wool Dryer balls and Grangers Wool Wash for washing and drying all your Wool products.

Synthetic

Most can be machine washed however, their size makes this an issue for the typical home washing machine, forcing you to send out to a professional laundry service.

Cotton

Cotton, due to the shrinkage variance between the fill and the cover, makes this an item for hand wash only (or dryclean) and hang to dry.

**Regular use of a duvet cover will eliminate the need for frequent cleaning.  We recommend checking the care label of your duvet for instructions on cleaning.

If you have futher questions on cleaning your Heirloom Linens duvet, please give us a call 1-800-292-7171 or contact us below