You can clean your bracelet – So in short…Yes to Both!! These bracelets are very durable. However occasionally they may need some treatment. They will dry just like any other fabric if submersed in water. However, because you cannot put them into a washing machine and/or a dryer, they are subject to taking time to air dry despite your wanting to wear! And, just remember there may be a rougher feel to them for a while after they dry due to an inability to add softener.