A high quality down comforter will last for decades with proper care and attention. Comforters should be cleaned every 5 years and renovated every 7 – 10 years. Pillows should be renovated every 4 or 5 years (possibly sooner due to hair oil), and featherbeds renovated every 7 – 10 years. Renovation means cleaning the filling and putting into a new casing. Washing and dry-cleaning down is not recommended as it can rob the down of its natural oils, leaving the filling flat and clumpy. The down proof (leak proof) qualities of the outer casing will also be weakened, allowing filling to escape. The European method of ultra violet light to clean will protect the down while removing dust, sanitizing and re-fluffing.
During the long life of your heirloom down bedding, you may wish to change to a different or more generous size, or add some filling to boost up the old filling, since some small reduction does happen over time and when it is renovated.
Recycling is a smart idea and eco friendly. Buying quality the first time ensures you will not be constantly replacing. Proper care ensures a lifetime of comfort and beauty while preserving any sentimental attachment. We clean and renovate all down bedding regardless of size or filling.