Our first tip is how to wash your coat. For tailored coats made from fabric, they'll usually say 'dry clean only' in the care label. At some point, you've probably wondered how to dry clean your coat at home. However, it's actually often best to avoid a full wash or dry clean if possible, and give it a good brush down with our Clothes Brush. You'll be amazed how much in the way of dirt, dust, bobbles and hair will come off!
Then move on to a light steam, adding a few drops of our Steamer Water with Blue Lily and Bergamot. Steaming is a fantastic way to remove odours and kills 96% of bacteria too. It really refreshes the fibres without needing to apply strong chemicals to them.
These are usually well-suited to machine washing at 30 degrees; the only risk is that the stuffing can get lumpy as it dries. To avoid this, we recommend adding a tennis ball to the tumble dryer, or if you're air drying, then give it a good shake and turn every now and then as it dries.
Try to store your coats with a little space either side, in a closet or wardrobe, so air can freely move through the coat and its lining and remove odours. With materials like leather, this is especially important as not hanging it can lead to creasing which won't come out. Once you've used a spray to keep odours off, however, you might be worried about clothes moths. Clothes moths will eat any part of a coat made from natural fibres, and cause small holes that are unattractive and not easy to repair. Fortunately, you can add natural fragrances and scents to your wardrobe which will fend off these moths without the use of harsh chemicals. Our 'Protect Me' Natural Fragrance Bag has lavender, patchouli, lemongrass and eucalyptus scents which not only help keep moths away, but also keep your clothes smelling better than ever. All you have to do is put a bag in your closet with your coats when you're storing them!
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