Now that you have had the chance to enjoy your Donkey Label clothing the time has come to clean it. And yes all of us have washing machine that promises to be a gentle as spring wave on the lake–Don’t do it. Hand wash means just that, HANDWASH. Now like the man said “hardworking and humble”, yes you will also have to wash your DL clothing by hand and yes it is humbling. We have tested some pieces here and for the most part the following can make it through the delicate/handwash cycle of most modern washing machines(socks, base layers). Still, you will need to Air Dry. If you have any other care questions please reach out to us at Thanks for your support of DL.