You can't do without it on a cold day.
If you wear your clothes frequently every day because it's too warm, dirt will be noticeable on the cuffs and body, and the smell of sweat will be ingrained in them... dirt will accumulate without you even realizing it.
Children's down jackets are especially susceptible to dirt from the park and stains from food and drinks.
In fact, you can wash down jackets at home! However, there are probably many people who say, ``I don't know how to wash them.''
Rie Hirashima, a mother of four and a laundry expert, will introduce home cleaning methods straight from a laundry professional and laundry expert.
It's important to take good care of your clothes so that you can wear them comfortably when it's time to change your clothes and when the winter season arrives.
How to wash a down jacket at home
Can I wash my down jacket at home? Leave it to the professionals?
Check the washing labelDown jackets are delicate, so be sure to check the washing label.If there is a ``washing machine mark'' or ``hand washable mark,'' you can wash it at home, but if it has a ``do not wash by hand mark,'' then you should wash it at home. Give up and take it to a dry cleaner.
Check the fabricIf the outer material is nylon or polyester, it can be cleaned at home, but if you have a wool or leather down jacket, you should give up on washing it at home and take it out for cleaning.
How to wash a down jacket <Preparation>
Before washing your down jacket at homePrepare detergent (neutral) specifically for down. Down jackets are delicate, so prepare a mild detergent specifically made for down.
remove hood Remove the hood and wash it separately.
adjust the shape Always fasten fasteners such as zippers and hooks to prevent them from rubbing and damaging your clothes, and keep them in shape to prevent them from losing their shape.
How to wash a down jacket <washing ~ rinsing>
Gently press and washThe feathers inside a down jacket float when soaked in water, so they cannot be washed in a washing machine.
Pour lukewarm water into your laundry, bath, or clean tank to dissolve the detergent.
The down jacket is submerged in it several times to soak, then gently pressed and washed.
Feathers do not absorb water easily, so you need to hold them down with your hands to make them absorb the detergent solution.
Gently press and wash repeatedly.
Partial washing such as collars and sleevesEspecially for women, the area of the collar that touches the cheeks tends to get dirt from foundation etc.
Spot-clean collars and sleeves that are heavily soiled.
Add 1 spoonful (20 grams) of Rinenna #1 to 200 ml of hot water. Stir well to dissolve.
This is where the "toothbrush" comes in!
Scrub the dirty areas. Scrub the dirty areas.
Unlike knitwear, down jackets can often be washed thoroughly, so be sure to wash them thoroughly to remove any dirt.
However, don't rub it too hard just because it's very dirty; instead, try to remove the dirt from the outer fabric.
Please handle it gently and carefully.
Removing dirt here will change the finish after washing.
Then, press wash again to dissolve the partially washed stains into the washing liquid.
Rinse and washWhen rinsing, press gently, change the water, and rinse twice.
It is important to press firmly over and over again to remove the dirt.
We also recommend adding fabric softener the second time.
If you wash it in the bathroom, you can also use the shower to rinse it.
Press wash and rinse quickly to maintain the soft feel of down.
How to dry a down jacket
For dehydration, remove water with a bath towelAfter draining the hot water from the bath tub, sink, or laundry tub, gently squeeze out the moisture from the jacket or coat.
The water droplets contained in the down will fall down and the moisture will be removed.
To dehydrate, stack two large bath towels together, place a down jacket on top of them, and roll the bath towels up from the ends to gently absorb moisture.
Dry in the shade with good ventilationShape the feathers to let air in, then hang them to dry.
Hang it on a hanger, unzip it, and carefully loosen any areas where the feathers inside are uneven or stuck.
If the feathers remain damp for a long time, they will develop an odor, so we recommend drying them in a well-ventilated shade on a sunny day.
It is also effective to close the zipper, hang it on a hanger, and use a circulator to let air in from below.
Once dry, use waterproof spray to prevent stains.Once dry, apply waterproof spray to prevent stains.
Check on Rinenna official YouTube channel“You can do it at home! We will introduce in detail "How to wash a down jacket to remove dirt and grime."
Please use the video as a reference when washing your clothes.
We recommend that you check out the laundry tools we use as well.
Tips to make your down jacket fluffyUse the coin laundry's dryer.
Be sure to fasten the zipper before putting it in the dryer.
We recommend running it in a large dryer as it will give you a softer finish than just hanging it to dry.
If you have a dryer at home, you can of course do this at home, but a large dryer like those found at laundromats will give you an even softer finish.
Drying time varies depending on the dryer model and the size of the down jacket, so please keep an eye on the drying time.
If you really want to wash your down jacket in the washing machineChildren's down jackets get dirty easily, so I can't wash my hands every time! There are some moms out there.
You're lucky if the laundry label says it's machine washable! Children's down jackets can be washed in the dry or fashionable washing machine. (The weakest water flow setting)
For heavily soiled areas, please spot wash as you would by hand.
In particular, the areas around the collar, cuffs, and pockets tend to get dirty, so spot washing is effective.
After that, I adjust the shape and put it in the washing net, but since down jackets contain a lot of air, they float in the water.
In such a case, put your bath towel in the net as well.
If you put a bath towel in it, it will sink into the water.
Washing down at home is your responsibility.The key is to wash as carefully and gently as possible.
Although it will remove unpleasant odors, it is very difficult to wash down jackets, so if you are not confident, do not hesitate to ask a dry cleaner.