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It is recommended that you use the services of a professional laundry or dry cleaner to clean your duvet. If you wish to do it yourself please keep the following in mind:

  • Before you wash a duvet, check it for holes and tears. If there are any holes, feathers may come out of the wash.

  • It's easier to fit a duvet in a front-loading washer. If your washer isn't large enough, try a large washer from your local laundromat.

  • Use a gentle setting, warm water and a small amount of mild detergent.

  • Duvets are large, so they often require two rinse cycles to get fully clean

  • Instead of using the dryer, best to air dry your duvet, as it is less likely to damage it.

  • When storing your duvet for the season, keep it in a sealed breathable cover. This helps protect it from dust mites and other contaminates.

The good news is that unless an accident has occurred, duvets need only to be cleaned every 3-4 years or longer if regular use and washing of the duvet cover is performed. Because of the infrequent need to clean a duvet, we again recommend that a general cleaning be performed by a dry cleaner or a commercial laundry service that has experience in cleaning down. The better cleaners will usually provide a guarantee that no damage will be done to the duvet.


If you need to clean a spot stain, do so as follows:

  • Move the down away from the area you wish to clean.

  • Use a mild soap or spot remover and gently rub it into the stain.

  • Rinse well with water; try not to wet any of the down.

  • Use either a hair dryer to dry the wet fabric or put it into a dryer and set it on air fluff only.

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