Even though your winter coats only comes out during the colder seasons, this doesn’t mean they don’t get dirty! You may believe they can only be dry cleaned, but we’re here to guide you on how you can wash them in the washing machine too.
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Wool is a natural fibre and should always be handled with care, especially when washing. Although it is also recommended to dry clean wool coats due to the inner linings not being washable, there are ways you can wash them at home too – just make sure you always check the label before you do though!
Top tip: It’s important you are extra gentle when washing wool coats, so the fibres don’t break down or shrink.
A faux fur coat is a great alternative to a real fur coat, however it requires different care when it comes to washing it. Even though the fur is usually washable synthetic fibres, the inner linings may not be washable, so make sure to always check the label. If your faux fur coat is washable, follow these instructions:
Trench coats are a classic style choice normally made from cotton or nylon blends. It’s important to note that the main shell and the lining should be washed separately as they are normally 2 different materials and require different care. Also, always make sure to avoid putting either piece in the dryer so they don’t get damaged.
Polyester is a popular material choice and due to its synthetic fibres, it is quite durable and can withstand regular machine washing. However, it’s always important to remember to never wash it on high temperatures as this can cause the fibres to break down and distort the shape of the coat.
Puffer coats are great in the colder weather, with lots of insulation to keep us warm and cosy. Although it may seem like your puffer coat might not fit into the washing machine, their size is deceptive, and this is one of the best ways to maintain them throughout the season.
Here’s how to machine wash your puffer jacket:
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Although fleece jackets are a popular clothing choice all year-round, they provide extra warmth in the winter. As a delicate material, it’s vital you take extra care when washing:
As you can see, there are many different types of winter coats which require different washing methods. However, each type of coat also requires a different frequency of washing.
Without pointing out the obvious, if there are visible stains or odours
, it’s best to wash them immediately. If you wear a fleece jacket or other types of coats that easily absorb more odours daily, then wash every other week.
Top tip: ACE Ultra for Colours is formulated to eliminate odours!
For other coats that are more hardwearing and durable against these odours, it’s best to wash these at least twice a season.
From coats to your winter accessories, have you ever thought about washing your gloves? If you own leather, suede or wool gloves, these should not be washed in the washing machine. They will only require spot cleaning if necessary.
Here is some general guidance:
Always read the label in your gloves for the recommended washing instructions.
Winter hats are made of many different materials and sometimes have linings too, so there is no one method fits all for washing them. Some delicate materials may only be dry cleaned, so make sure to check the label. This includes wool, cashmere or wool-silk blends; it’s best to spot clean them as and when is needed.
Think of your knit or fleece winter hats like a jumper and wash in cold water, on a delicate cycle to protect them from any damage.
Check the label to see whether they can be tumble dried or if it’s better to air dry them.
Winter scarves require more washing compared to gloves and hats, as they are close to the face and more susceptible to stains such as makeup and food. Again, the washing requirements depend on the scarf material.
If your scarf is made from natural fibres such as wool, cashmere, angora or blended fabrics, make sure to check if these are only dry cleaned rather than machine washable. Also, be careful with silk, rayon or blended fabrics too.
Acrylic, polyester, cotton or blended fabrics are often machine washable and able to be tumble dried. Follow these instructions:
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