Washing your winter jacket at home is easier than you think

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Warm, cozy and clean

It goes without saying, winter is the coldest period of the year and therefore requires the appropriate clothing to face the freezing weather. Your best friend in this moment is surely your quilted jacket, keeping you warm and cozy for the whole season.

Yes, your jacket is really an essential item, but how do you take care of it? What’s the best way to wash it at home while keeping its original shape?

Get your jacket ready

Before the actual washing, always check the label for manufacturer’s suggestions in order to avoid a wrong cleaning that will ruin your jacket forever.

Now it’s time to get your jacket ready so make sure all the pockets are empty, zip up the zippers, fasten the buttons and if there are any stains, treat them with a specific detergent.

Time to wash

Here comes the most important part: the washing. First of all, you should know that in this case a front-loading washing machine is preferable to a top-down machine as the latter may give issues related to the “agitator” that can potentially ruin the down feather of your jacket. Don’t worry, if  you only have this type of washing machine you can still use it, just put some extra care or bring it to your local launderette to avoid any risk.

As for the wash cycle, use the cold water setting and a gentle detergent. Avoid using substances as bleach or fabric softener and choose double rinse when needed to make sure all the soap is removed.

The drying

In case you were wondering, yes you can put your jacket in the dryer. Just use this simple trick: take 4 to 6 tennis balls or buy specific dryer balls to put inside the machine to help restore the fluff in your garment. It will be loud, but the result will be great. Choose a low to no heat setting: it may take a few cycles to be completely dry but it is better than using a higher temperature that could damage or melt the seams of your jacket’s outer shell fabric.

Clean as new

After drying’s done, you can finally enjoy your freshly cleaned jacket. If you need to store it, keep it on a hanger rather than folding it into a bag. This will avoid any damage to the feathers and will give your jacket enough space to maintain its original shape.

With H-WASH 500 you can scan your items’ labels and the machine will automatically choose the best wash cycle. With the Auto Care Cycles, the algorithm will also adapt detergent, water and time according to fibers and load of the machine, guaranteeing an improved efficiency with no waste. Discover the whole range!

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