Periodic exposures and contacts to sebum, perspiration, and dirt weakens functional capabilities of waterproof and breathable fabrics and down material. Routine wash and maintenance are recommended to maintain materials’ functionalities and to optimize product-life.
Wash according to the care instruction label on the product. Most of the products offered by Goldwin can be washed at home. However, some products need special handling that may require dry cleaning.
Use Ph neutral liquid detergent. For down insulated products, a detergent specifically designed for down is recommended to retain beneficial oil in down. Use a liquid detergent that is less likely to leave residue on the product as such remaining will interfere with product’s functionalities. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
Close all zippers, flaps, and other accessories on the product before washing to avoid damaging its fabric. When using a washing machine, please fold the garment and put it in a laundry net.
Products made of waterproof and breathable materials such as GORE-TEX and PERTEX SHIELD may lose their functionalities with dirt. Washing is very important to maintain functionality. Products are washable at home. Thus, a frequent wash right after the use of a product is recommended to extend product’s life.
If water on the outer fabric does not form water droplets but instead soaks into the fabric, the water repellent capability has deteriorated.
After drying, run the dryer again with warm air for about 20 minutes.
Iron at low temperature without steam, using a damp cloth.
If water repellency is not restored even with above treatments, reprocess the water repellency using a commercially available water repellent agent for waterproof and breathable garments.
Some down products can also be washed at home although down is recommended to keep away from getting wet. Although wash after every use is not necessary, maintenance at the end of the season is recommended since dirt on the down products causes a decrease in loft and reduces heat retention. If self-wash is difficult, dry cleaning with cleaner that offers wet-cleaning for down is recommended. Please check the care instruction label to see if the garment can be washed.
*Down products made of waterproof and breathable material such as GORE-TEX should also be cared for in the same manner as described below.
These garments have insulation made of polyester or other man-made fibers, which can be washed at home.
*Synthetic insulation products made of waterproof breathable material such as GORE-TEX should also be cared for in the same manner as described below.
Some knits and sweaters may shrink when washed, so be sure to check the care instruction label. When you take them to dry cleaners, please also follow the label.