As the temperature plummets, we’ve started to see lots of padded down coats and fleeces from our customers. These are fantastic for keeping warm in, but once they’ve been washed it can be tricky to puff them back up to their former fluffy selves – the down filling gets wet and compacts into a dense layer, leaving the coat looking thin and sad, and reducing the insulation it provides.
Our secret weapon for re-puffing up your down coat? Tennis balls! After squeezing out the excess water, we place a clean tennis ball in the dryer with the coat and dry on a low heat. The ball bounces around inside the dryer, fluffing up the feathers inside the coat and restoring it to its lovely, puffy glory. Game, set and match LaundryRepublic!