Washing hollowfibre pillows and duvets requires a little care to ensure they maintain their shape and integrity, but it’s considerably less difficult than washing feather and down. Hollowfibre is a synthetic material commonly used in bedding products like pillows and duvets. Here’s a general guide on how to wash them.
How to Wash Hollowfibre Pillows and Duvets
The first, and best, recommendation is to always read the manufacturer’s instructions. As with most hollowfibre pillows and duvets, those available from KerryLinen.ie are fairly straight-forward. Wash at 40º, don’t use bleach, don’t dry-clean and don’t iron, but they’re fine in the tumble dryer!
Check Care Labels
Always start by checking the care labels on your pillows and duvets. Manufacturers often provide specific washing instructions that you should follow to avoid damaging the items.
If there are stains on your pillows or duvets, consider spot-cleaning the stains before washing. Use a mild detergent and warm water. Gently blot the stain rather than scrubbing to avoid spreading the stain or damaging the filling.
You can usually wash hollowfibre pillows and duvets in a large front-loading washing machine, but it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Here’s a general washing process:
- Use a mild, non-biological detergent. Avoid using fabric softeners as they can affect the loft and performance of the hollowfibre filling.
- Select a gentle or delicate cycle with a low spin speed to prevent damaging the filling or causing clumping.
- Wash the items separately or with other lightweight items to prevent excessive stress on the machine and the bedding.
Proper drying is crucial to maintaining the quality of hollowfibre pillows and duvets. Here’s how to do it:
- Use a large-capacity dryer to allow the items to tumble freely.
- Set the dryer to a low heat setting. High heat can damage the hollowfibre filling and cause clumping.
- Add a couple of clean tennis balls or dryer balls to the dryer. This helps fluff up the pillows and duvets and prevents the filling from clumping together.
Once the drying cycle is complete, remove the items and gently shake and fluff them to redistribute the filling evenly. This step helps maintain the loft and comfort of the bedding.
To keep your hollowfibre pillows and duvets in good condition, it’s a good idea to regularly fluff and shake them. This prevents the filling from becoming too compressed and maintains their softness and comfort.
Remember that washing and drying methods can vary depending on the specific brand and product, so always refer to the care instructions provided by the manufacturer. If you’re unsure or concerned about washing your pillows and duvets at home, you might consider professional cleaning services that specialize in bedding items.