I have / had a down pillow. It was my own personal pillow. I modified my pillow by removing 2/3 of the feathers, years and years ago. I traveled with my pillow. I loved my pillow. I will miss my pillow.
I have, not with great regularity, washed my pillow, it has always worked quite well: Fresh, clean, and fluffy.
Not today – today my pillow exploded, do you have any idea what that much down does to a washer, and everything else that was in it. OMG, I hope you never find out. And the dryer…after much shaking I placed a few pieces in the dryer, gads, it was a rain storm of feathers outside of the dryer escape vent.
Guess I need to pillow shop –