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Care instructions for down products

Down is valued for its exceptional thermal insulation and moisture management. However, these natural wonders require careful care to preserve their unique properties. Here's how to properly care for, wash and dry down products, from duvets to pillows.

The art of down care

Routine care

  • Shake daily: Maintains fluffiness and prevents lumps from forming.
  • Regular ventilation: Removes body moisture and odors from the down without washing.


Although down products do not need to be washed frequently, it is inevitable to clean them occasionally. Here are some guidelines:

  • Machine capacity: Make sure your washing machine is large enough to accommodate down products.
  • Wash cycle: Choose a gentle program with cold to lukewarm water and a low spin speed.
  • Detergent: Use special down detergent or mild detergent. Avoid strong chemicals, heavy-duty detergents and fabric softeners.
  • Care Label: Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for specific care instructions.


  • Dryer: A tumble dryer is ideal for completely drying down and maintaining its loft. Use a low temperature and tennis balls to fluff the down.
  • Air drying: If a dryer is not available, spread the down product flat and avoid direct sunlight. Shaking regularly is essential.

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Before washing

  • Inspection: Inspect down products for damage to prevent down from escaping.
  • Preparation: A laundry bag or old duvet cover can provide additional protection.

Washing process

  • Capacity: Make sure that the drum is not overfilled. Down products should be able to move freely.
  • Temperature selection: Wash at around 40 degrees to protect the down. Higher temperatures only if recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Extra rinse cycles: Help to completely remove detergent residue.

After washing

  • Patience when drying: Down products require time to dry completely. If a tumble dryer is available, multiple cycles with fluffing breaks are recommended to dry the down evenly and restore its loft.
  • Alternative drying without drying: If you do not have access to a dryer, careful air drying is the best alternative. Lay the down product flat, ideally in a well-ventilated room or outdoors, but not in direct sunlight or near direct heat sources, to protect the down. It is important to shake and turn the product regularly to promote even drying and avoid the formation of lumps. This process can take a few days, so patience is required. Pay particular attention to ensuring that the down is completely dry before reusing or storing the product. Residual moisture can lead to mold formation and unpleasant odors.
  • Final inspection: Regardless of the drying method chosen, it is crucial that the down product is completely dry before returning to use or storing. Feel carefully for any remaining moisture, especially in thicker areas or seams. If possible, do a final drying phase in the tumble dryer at a low temperature to ensure that every last bit of moisture is removed.

Final word

Proper care of down products ensures their longevity and keeps them comfortable and functional for years to come. By following these tips, you will ensure that your down products retain their natural beauty and insulating properties.

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