Plumeria Bay® Down Comforter Care
Your Plumeria Bay® Down Comforter is constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship. Follow the tips below for daily care, washing and storing and you will be rewarded with many years of trouble free comfort and warmth.
Daily Care: Always use a duvet cover. This helps protect your down comforter from everyday soils, and permanent staining caused by body oils, or the unfortunate accident.
Fluff it! When making your bed, just grab the comforter by one end and give it a few good shakes. You may want to occasionally air your down comforter outside, on a nice sunny and dry day.
To help your down comforter stay nice and fluffy, it is a good idea to refrain from laying or sitting on top of the comforter. Down clusters are strong, but if they are repeatedly crushed they will eventually break, causing your comforter to lose it's warm fluffiness.
Our cotton and Tencel® Batiste down comforters (Traditional Luxury, The Après, The Plumeria and Eiderdown) are all machine washable. The Silk Plumeria & Silk Eiderdown comforters are Dry Clean only.
Your down comforter should be washed only when soiled (or once every five years or so, if you must). A properly covered down comforter may never need washing. Frequent or improper washing can damage the down clusters, stripping them of their natural oils and causing them to break. Washing (actually, it's the drying) can also cause your down comforter to shrink about 3% to 5%.
When it is necessary to launder your down comforter, we suggest that you use a professional cleaner who is experienced in laundering down comforters. If you do not have a such a cleaner locally, we recommend Blanc
Plume. Your down comforter can be dry cleaned, but laundering with water
and gentle cleaning solutions specially formulated for down is a preferred method.
Home style washing machines are usually not designed to handle large down items. Washing your comforter at home can cause damage to your comforter or to your washer or dryer. We do not recommend it, but should you decide to wash your comforter yourself, follow these instructions:
Washing Down Comforters: Use a front loading commercial
style washer, gentle cycle, with regular non-bleach detergent. We like Tide Free® or Le
Before washing make sure that the fabric is not too old or deteriorated from body oils, or weakened from age. After washing, while the down is wet, you may notice a pungent odor. This is natural with all down products, and will disappear when the down items are completely dry.
Be certain to dry your comforter completely to avoid mold and mildew.
Drying is the most important step! It may take several (2-3) hours to dry a down comforter, using a large commercial dryer on low to medium heat. Commercial dryers can get very hot and burn your down comforter fabric, so take your comforter out and fluff regularly (every 20 minutes or so) when drying and check for fabric overheating and hot spots. If the fabric does feel hot to the touch, you may want to adjust the dyer heat so that it is cooler. Make sure the comforter has plenty of room to toss and fluff as it dries. If you like, you can put a tennis ball or two, in a clean white sock, in with your comforter to help separate and fluff the down clusters as they dry.
Storage: The cotton bag your Plumeria Bay® down comforter comes in is breathable and is perfect for seasonal storage. Do make sure your down comforter is kept in a dry place when storing. Mildew and mold can ruin a down comforter (and your day), so please make sure your comforter is completely dry before storing. Don't store your down comforter in plastic. If you do not have your storage bag, wrap your down comforter in a cotton sheet (or a duvet cover) so it can breath. When cooler temperatures arrive, your comforter will be cozy and fluffy with just a shake or two!
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