A lot of winter coats can be folded and stacked in a plastic box to keep them clean and dust free until next winter. If you’re short on storage space, some coats can be stored using vacuum storage bags, provided the coat isn’t made of or stuffed with a natural fiber. Heavier coats and coats made of natural materials, like leather, suede, wool, or down, need a little special attention. Natural materials need to breathe, so they can’t be stored in plastic. Get to know the best ways to store your winter coats, and you’ll maximize their lifespans and your storage space.
How correctly you keep your down jacket depends its future life. Make sure you clean your jacket before storing it. Stowing away your jacket for a few seasons without cleaning it first will definitely deteriorate the fabric. Refer to the product care label on your garment for specific wash care instructions.
If possible, remove the fur and hang it vertically to allow the hide and hairs free movement. This avoids dust collection and keeps your fur soft and fluffy.
Let the jacket hang freely on a wide hanger. For best results, store in a dark, moisture-free environment.Use a breathable garment bag for dust protection. You cleaned your jacket, now it’s time to ensure it stays that way.
Avoid packing your down jacket into crammed spaces. Stuffing your jacket into a small space will bunch of the down feathers, creating an uneven fill.