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Can Down Jackets Be Dry Cleaned?

down jacket dry cleaning

There has been a lot of controversy as to the best cleaning methods for down garments, from duvets to vests, jackets, and coats. The term down, incidentally, refers to the soft under feathers from ducks or geese. Down is a great insulator as its fluffy nature (loft) creates thousands of tiny air pockets which trap warm air, including body heat. The value in wearing a down garment is that it retains heat, no matter what its source. That is possible due to the natural oil that is found only in these soft feathers. So wearing a down vest, jacket, or coat will not only keep the wearer dry but also allow enough airflow to prevent overheating. What destroys that protective oil? Water. Also, a combination of water and heat. That rules out cleaning any down garment by tossing it in the washing machine and then into a clothes dryer. Yes, any stains to the outer layer will be removed, but along with it, so will your investment in a down garment. Your best option is dry cleaning, and the best establishment to bring your down jacket for dry cleaning is Cameo by Copeland Cleaners.

There is no need to be concerned about bringing your down-filled items to Cameo by Copeland Cleaners. For over 80 years, our discriminating Manhattan clientele have entrusted our experts with the cleaning, maintenance, and general care of their finest garments. Be assured that the processes we employ in down jacket dry cleaning are completely safe for your clothing. Remember, the dry cleaning process to clean clothing uses solvents rather than water. These solvents will not remove the oil from your down garments. Instead, they will retain their loft, therefore their fluffiness, and of course, continue to provide more than adequate warmth.

Another point we would like to make: Cameo by Copeland Cleaners earns our clients’ trust one garment at a time. We provide the finest customer service anywhere. We would be remiss to overlook any defects in your down garments that could prevent an optimal experience once you receive your dry cleaning. When you bring your down items to Cameo by Copeland Cleaners, our professionals will examine each of them to determine if they require any additional repair, such as a torn lining, or broken zipper. We will appraise you about any condition issues, and once you confirm, we will make those repairs before cleaning.

It does not matter where in the United States you reside. Yes, our locations are in the New York TriState. However, give us a call and we will gladly arrange to receive your down garments, professionally clean and maintain them, then return them to you in optimal condition ready for the arctic conditions in Fairbanks, the slopes of Sun Valley, or just a stroll in Greater Milwaukee!

So yes, down jacket dry cleaning by Cameo by Copeland Cleaners is the only way to clean and extend the service life of any down-filled item. We invite contact our professionals to learn more about our expert down jacket dry cleaning and other down garment or bedding services. Call today!