Down washing

Careful washing and drying will help your down product last longer

Down washing at 24 Pesula

At 24 Pesula, you can also clean your down filled products that need to be looked after with extra care.

All our washing machines come with a specialist down cycle, and the detergent that’s automatically dispensed by the machine is also suitable for use with down. The down cycle features more frequent rinsing and uses 60% less detergent than standard cycles. The hypoallergenic and unscented laundry detergent is included in the cost of your wash. The detergent is automatically dispensed by the machine.

Our extra large tumble dryers provide an effective dry and are ideally suited for use with down products.

Regular cleaning

You should take good care of your down products to keep them looking good and help them last longer. Most importantly, it will make sure they continue to keep you warm.

After washing and a thorough tumble dry, your down products will be soft and fluffy and lovely to use. If you’re planning to store your down items, it’s a good idea to clean them first to avoid trapping dirt and dust.

  • We recommend you clean your down duvets 1–2 times a year.
  • Down pillows should be cleaned at least twice a year or as needed. For example, if you tend to sweat in your sleep, you should clean your pillow much more often.
  • Always remove stains straight away.

How to wash your down items:

  1. Only fill half the drum
  2. Select the 30-minute down cycle
  3. Tumble dry until completely dry.
Top tip!

You should always wash new bedding before use. This will remove any chemicals used during the manufacturing process that may irritate your skin. Removing these chemicals will also make your down products warmer.

Down cycles

Washing machine Price Down cycle
Standard washer 9 kg
6 €
40 °C
Big washer 14 kg
12 €
60 °C
Giant washer 19 kg
18 €
60 °C

Tumble dryer

  • Temperature settings: low 50 °C l medium °C l high 80 °C
  • Price: € 4 / 30 minutes
  • You can extend the drying time by making the payment twice or as many times as you need to.

How much can you fit in?

  • Standard washer (€ 6) 40 °C: 1–2 down coats/jackets
  • Big washer (€ 12) 60 °C: Two duvets
  • Giant washer (€ 18) 60 °C: Two duvets and two pillows All wash cycles run for 30 minutes.

Top tips for washing down items

Washing down coats and jackets

Start at home:

  1. Remove any fur trims and check that the outer shell is not torn or otherwise damaged. Empty pockets and make sure they’re intact. Repair any holes or tears by hand or using a sewing machine. Close all zippers.

  2. Apply stain remover or any stains and any soiled areas like cuffs, collars and pocket openings. For the best results, it’s a good idea to tackle any stubborn stains at home.  You can use gall soap, other stain removers or even some laundry liquid.

  3. Finally, turn your coat or jacket inside out. Remember to check the lining and repair any tears.

  4. Read the manufacturer’s care instructions carefully.

 

Do bear in mind that you should place fewer items in the washing machine when washing down items. We recommend that you only load the machine half full. With a normal load, you would need to leave a 5 cm gap between the washing and the drum, i.e. enough to get your hand in. Select your washer, place your items in the drum and close the door.

The care instructions will tell you what temperature to choose. Down coats and jackets are usually washed at 40 °C. However, sometimes the manufacturer may specify a lower temperature. This might be due to the materials used, for example. If you’re down items can’t be washed at 40 °C, please use the delicate programme (30 °C). The down programme uses slightly less detergent and more thorough rinsing than other standard programmes. The detergent is suitable for use with down filled products and is dispensed automatically. It is unscented and endorsed by the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation. Find out more about our detergent here (link). All wash cycles run for 30 minutes.

It is important to dry all items containing down in a tumble dryer to ensure that no moisture remains trapped in the filling and to restore fluffiness. Our powerful tumble dryers allow you to choose from three temperature settings: low 50 °C l medium 65 °C l high 80 °C. Unless the care instructions on your jacket specify a different temperature, please select low 50 °C. As a rule, items with a down filling will take twice as long as regular washing to dry. We recommend that you make two payments in a row to purchase a total of 60 minutes of drying time. You can fit several coats and jackets in the dryer at the same time. The dryer is charged at € 4 / 30 minutes.

IMPORTANT! You do not need to add tennis balls. The dryer will change direction during the drying process, and due to the size of the drum, there is plenty of room for your items to become nicely fluffed up again. In fact, tennis balls are no longer recommended in the home setting either, as they may damage the delicate down feathers. As the temperature rises, the balls may also release glue and dye.

Down jackets, like all garments and textiles, should be cleaned before they are placed in storage. Dirt damages fabric and may become so badly ingrained that it is impossible to remove. You should ideally place your down jackets on a hanger and cover them with a breathable garment bag. If you don’t have a garment bag available, you should at the very least use shoulder covers. All down garments should be stored in a dry and well-ventilated space at room temperature or cooler. Remember to dry your jacket thoroughly before storing it.

Top tip!

You can replace zips and snap fasteners, or use an alterations service if you don’t have the time, skills or tools to do it yourself. Mending your favourite clothes is a good idea; it allows them to last longer and is the environmentally responsible thing to do too. Don’t forget to clean your clothes before taking them to a seamstress.

Down pillows and duvets

Start at home:

  1. Check that the items are all intact and carry out any repairs needed

  2. If needed, add some stain remover to any stains or particularly badly soiled areas

  3. Make sure you have read the care instructions

     

  4. Don’t forget that your down clothing and other items will be much bigger and fluffier when you bring them home so make sure you bring a big enough bag.

Do bear in mind that you should place fewer items in the washing machine when washing down items. We recommend that you only load the machine half full. With a normal load, you would need to leave a 5 cm gap between the washing and the drum, i.e. enough to get your hand in. Select your washer, place your items in the drum and close the door. Our giant washers can fit two high TOG down duvets and two large pillows.

Our Large and Giant Washers have a 60 °C down cycle. Don’t forget to check the care instructions on your own duvet. The down programme uses slightly less detergent and more thorough rinsing than other standard programmes. The detergent is suitable for use with down filled products and is dispensed automatically. It is unscented and endorsed by the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation. Find out more about our detergent here (link). All wash cycles run for 30 minutes.

It is important to dry all items containing down in a tumble dryer to ensure that no moisture remains trapped in the filling and to restore fluffiness. Our powerful tumble dryers allow you to choose from three temperature settings: low 50 °C l medium 65 °C l high 80 °C. Unless the care instructions specify a different temperature for your bedding, please select the medium temperature (65 °C). Items containing down will take twice as long to dry as ordinary washing. We recommend that you make two payments in a row to purchase a total of 60 minutes of drying time. You can fit several coats and jackets in the dryer at the same time. The dryer is charged at € 4 / 30 minutes.

IMPORTANT! You do not need to add tennis balls. The dryer will change direction during the drying process, and due to the size of the drum, there is plenty of room for your items to become nicely fluffed up again. In fact, tennis balls are no longer recommended in the home setting either, as they may damage the delicate down feathers. As the temperature rises, the balls may also release glue and dye.

Down bedding, like all other home textiles, should be cleaned before it is placed in storage. Dirt will damage fabric, give it an unpleasant odour and may become so badly ingrained that it is impossible to remove. You should always store down duvets and pillows in a breathable storage bag or drawer. All down garments should be stored in a dry and well-ventilated space at room temperature or cooler. Remember to thoroughly dry all items containing down before storing it.

Top tip!

Use pillow protectors or an extra pillow case to keep your pillows clean and tidy.

Down sleeping bags

As a rule of thumb, you should wash your down sleeping bag after every 30 sleeps.
Start at home:

  1. Check that your sleeping bag is intact both on the inside and outside.

  2. If needed, add some stain remover to any stains or particularly badly soiled areas

  3. Make sure you have read the care instructions

Do bear in mind that you should place fewer items in the washing machine when washing down items. We recommend that you only load the machine half full. With a normal load, you would need to leave a 5 cm gap between the washing and the drum, i.e. enough to get your hand in. Select your washer, place your items in the drum and close the door.

Do bear in mind that you should place fewer items in the washing machine when washing down items. We recommend that you only load the machine half full. With a normal load, you would need to leave a 5 cm gap between the washing and the drum, i.e. enough to get your hand in. Select your washer, place your items in the drum and close the door.

It is important to dry all items containing down thoroughly to ensure that no moisture remains trapped in the filling and to restore fluffiness. Check the care label to make sure your sleeping bag can be tumble dried. Our powerful tumble dryers allow you to choose from three temperature settings: low 50 °C l medium 65 °C l high 80 °C. Unless the care instructions specify something different, please select the medium temperature (50 °C) setting. Items containing down will take twice as long to dry as ordinary washing. Some sleeping bag manufacturers may recommend an even longer drying time. The dryer is charged at € 4 / 30 minutes. If you’d like more time, repeat the payment as many times as is necessary.

IMPORTANT! You do not need to add tennis balls. The dryer will change direction during the drying process, and due to the size of the drum, there is plenty of room for your items to become nicely fluffed up again. In fact, tennis balls are no longer recommended in the home setting either, as they may damage the delicate down feathers. As the temperature rises, the balls may also release glue and dye.

All down sleeping bags should be loosely stored in their own storage bags. These bags should be bigger than the stuff sacks the sleeping bags are sold in. For storage purposes, down sleeping bags should be stuffed not rolled. Store them in a dry and well-ventilated space at room temperature or cooler.

Top tip!

Use a liner with your down sleeping bag.

Other down items

Down is commonly used for slippers, mittens, hats and even as a sofa filling. Always read the label before washing and follow the 24 Pesula instructions for down jackets.

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