Tip

Read the care label inside the jacket before laundering. Avoid using chlorine bleach because it may damage or discolor fabric.

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Some jackets are too delicate to be tossed into the washing machine, even on the gentle cycle, and require washing by hand. Washing by hand eliminates the rough agitating action of the washing machine and keeps the jacket away from laundry items which could bleed or those pieces with zippers, buttons and other rough parts that might cause damage.

Dust loose dirt of the jacket by hand.

Fill the sink with warm water and submerge the jacket. Swish it around until thoroughly wet.

Soak the jacket in the soapy water for three minutes.

Squeeze all parts of the jacket gently to work the soap into the fabric.

Drain the sudsy water and rinse the jacket thoroughly under lukewarm running water, until all soap suds are gone.

Wrap the jacket in a terrycloth towel and squeeze it gently to remove excess water. Dry the jacket in the manner recommended on the care label.