The Canada Goose coat…. I have had mine for 7 years now (before everyone and their mother gone one, ahem) and it sure has built up a ton of crud on the sleeves and seams. I got it dry-cleaned once maybe in 2015 (?) and if I’m being honest, it did not really do much to clean it. I finally got fed up of how grody it looked and knew I had to do something.
So- to google it was! I found one blogger online talking about how they cleaned their white jacket (I can’t find the link anymore, wahh) and I decided to try out their tips. And lemme tell you… it was a success! (That being said, obviously this should work for any jacket or piece of clothing, not just Canada Goose)
1 part baking soda
1 part Dawn dish soap
2 parts hydrogen peroxide
3 TBSP baking soda
3 TBSP Dawn dish soap
6 TBSP hydrogen peroxide
My recipe for the paste was enough for what I needed on my coat, with some extra left over. You should test out a small patch of your coat beforehand to make sure it doesn’t strip the color- so I did this on the bottom of the jacket on the inside- but it is such a sliver of fabric it ended up getting everywhere so I said f*ck it and just started doing the whole thing haha.
- Soak your coat in cold/lukewarm water and then put the paste on and scrub it in. Use a scrub brush to get at the stains you are trying to remove. I used a vegetable scrub brush, but an old toothbrush works too.
- Let the jacket sit for 30 minutes with the paste scrubbed in.
- Rinse, rinse, rinse! Get those suds out, rinse it a few times!
- Slap on some more paste! You’re going to scrub more paste in, let it sit for 30 minutes, and then rinse, at least 2 more times. (You’re going to have to re-stir your paste each time since the baking soda will separate and sink to the bottom)
- On the last rinse, let your coat sit in the sudsy water for 30 minutes.
- Put your jacket in the washing machine. I did not use any special settings- I washed it how I would a normal load of laundry.
- You have to put your down coat in the dryer. I think this is because it will help fluff it back up. You’ll also need to have dryer balls or tennis balls in with the coat. It might take a few turns in the dryer for it to get fully dry.
Hopefully after all this- your coat will be much cleaner! I had trouble finding resources online specifically about cleaning Canada Goose coats, so I hope you can breath easy knowing that I have actually done this to my own, that it survived, and most importantly, got waaay cleaner! I don’t have any before photos, but just know it was so grody and there were black soot looking spots all along the cuff, up the sleeve, and on seams. It was even on the edges of my pockets and the upper arm pocket- and now its not!
Got any questions about the process? Drop a comment!
NOTE: If you put your Canada Goose coat in the washing machine, it will void the warranty on it. If you send it to the dry cleaners, your warranty will not be voided.