Can you wash velvet?
Velvet requires special care and attention to avoid damage. Depending on the velvet type, you may be able to wash it at home. Before doing so, it's important to read the care label on your velvet item to determine the recommended cleaning method.
When washing velvet, follow specific guidelines, which typically first recommend dry-cleaning as the best option, followed by using a gentle detergent, washing by hand if necessary, refreshing with a steamer and avoiding wringing or twisting the fabric.
If you’re looking for a gentle detergent to care for your delicate items, Swash®1 is designed with zero phosphates and 8x the concentration. With Swash® detergent you can care for your belongings by using only what you need—no more, no less. Compatible with HE and non-HE washing machines, you'll use one squeeze of Swash® detergent for regular loads, two squeezes for large loads.