1. Look for information from the manufacturer on the down jacket label. Often there are recommendations on how to take care of the product.
2. The label also indicates what the down coat is made of. The top cover is often made of synthetic fabrics that are resistant to external influences: polyester, polyamide, nylon, eco-leather. Fillers can be both synthetic (synthetic, hollow fiber) and natural (down, feather, wool). The latter should be treated with great care and you should not ignore the manufacturer’s recommendations.
3. Standard powders are not suitable for washing down jackets. Use liquid products instead. For cleaning products with natural fillers, it is better to buy a special product that protects the down from damage.
4. If the down coat has natural fur, remove it before washing. If the fur does not come off, it should be combed well with a comb with rare teeth immediately after washing and several times during drying.
5. If the fur is also painted and differs significantly in color from the down coat, it is better to dry-clean it. Fur can be negatively affected by water and it will spoil the product.
6. Make sure that the pockets of the down coat are empty and there are no holes. Be sure to sew up the holes; otherwise, the filler may come out of them.
7. Fasten the down coat and pockets and unhook the hood. That the product is not deformed, nothing should hang when washing.