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To clean feather trim, you will not be able to get the feathers wet, as this will damage them. First, I would recommend checking the label, and it likely recommends dry clean only. You should be able to spot clean the rest of the shirt by hand being careful not to get the feathers wet. You could also try the at-home dry cleaning products now available, although they are usually best only for freshening rather than actually cleaning. Or, if you are handy with a needle and thread, you could try removing the feathers, washing the shirt and reattaching the feathers, although this would be a lot more work than taking it to the dry cleaners.
I wish I would have seen this tip BEFORE I tried to clean my feathers! I actually have a mardi gras mask that has feathers around it and I tried to clean it. You are right, getting the feathers wet does ruin them!
i have some beautiful dream catchers a fried had given me . they eventually had to be cleaned .(including the feathers) i chanced spraying upholstry cleaner pn them andthey look nicve . just sharing. luv , terry
Is there a solution to remove the color of the feather into the cloth? :(