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Show Coat Laundry Guide

January 1, 2016

If you have bought a show coat this year, you were probably told that it can be washed -- in the washer. Some of you say - how can that be???  Well it can be and it is -- here's how.

 

My favourite coats (and those featured at EQ) are Winston Equestrian, Sarm Hippique, Asmar, Grand Prix, and Pikeur.  They are all indeed washable and best if you have a front-loading washer (though not impossible if you don't).

 

The best way to wash a show coat:

  1. Turn coat inside out

  2. Place in a lingerie (mesh) bag

  3. Wash on gentle, low suds, on cold -- try using Micro Wash from Hey -- preferably in a front-loading washer

    (top loaders have the center agitator which increases the risk of having the coat caught and possibly damaged -- so be vigilant if using)

  4. Remove promptly from washer

  5. Put on hanger to dry -- do not put in dryer or try to "fluff" on low heat -- don't iron

Your breeches are also of course washable in cold water (inside out) and hang dry.

 

Hope that helps.  If the manufacturer of your coat has other instructions -- then of course follow those. 

Let us know what you think.

Ashley@EquestrianConcierge.com • @OutfittedByEQ • #OutfittedByEQ  • Facebook.com/EquestrianConcierge

 

Ashley Matchett Woods is the owner of The Equestrian’s Concierge at Sonoma Horse Park in Northern California. EQ offers premium brands in tack and apparel.

 

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