Cleaning a Down Jacket

I have a white down jacket that I only wore once and left in the closet. This year it has become yellowish, it is no longer white. Does anyone have any suggestion as to how to get it white again. Will it whiten out if I bring it to the dry cleaner? Please let me know. Thank you.


Sara from California

January 26, 20070 found this helpful

I cleaned my down jacket and it turned out great, but it has a mildew smell maybe from the feathers. I washed it twice and it was dryed with tennis ball. Any tips on getting the smell out?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 15, 20070 found this helpful

I was just wondering if I could dry clean a down Jacket. Like if it would get the stains out. I just bought a white one .. and if the stains around the wrists and neck would come out with dry cleaning it would be great, but if not I might return it for the black one!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

i have a white down jacket. it washes & dries fairly nice (in dryer w/ tennis balls) however the SMELL is so nasty. how can i get rid of it????

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

November 30, 2006 Flag
0 found this helpful

Please tell me how to clean my down jacket. I don't have a dryer. Any tips? I already washed it and possibly made a mess, the feathers are all stuck together.

Carole Demry


Cleaning a Down Jacket

You could try asking a friend who has a dryer to borrow it for a while. If you stick a canvas shoe (preferably a clean one) in with it most of the feathers should come apart. (04/17/2005)

By Sara Finn

Cleaning a Down Jacket

You could also take the jacket to a commercial laundry (do it yourself.) I don't think you need to rewet it. Just toss it in a dryer with a canvas tennis shoe, as mentioned previously, or a few tennis balls, to separate the feathers and fluff it up. Same technique works for down comforters and throws.


I love this website. Thanks to everyone who provides all the great suggestions! (04/19/2005)

By Claudia

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Home and Garden Cleaning ClothingNovember 30, 2006
Leather Jacket
Cleaning Body Oil Stains on Leather Jacket
Hot Tea
Cooling Down Hot Drinks
Leather Jacket
Cleaning Stains on a Leather Jacket
Girl wearing a leather jacket.
Caring for a Leather Jacket
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 23, 2016 at 4:20:53 PM on in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!