How To Take Care Of Your Fur
If you have a fur coat or any garment trimmed with animal fur, it takes special care to keep it looking it’s best. Your fur coat should always be hung on a broad, or sturdy padded hanger to keep the shoulders from loosing their shape.
- Do not hang your fur in a garment bag, especially a plastic bag that doesn’t breath. The fur need air circulation to keep the hide from drying out and cracking
- Avoid using hairspray or perfume when wearing your coat.
- Do not use a shoulder bag consistently because it can wear away the fur and leave a bald spot.
- If your fur gets wet, don’t panic. Most furs can handle snow and light rain with ease. Shake it out and hang it to dry in a well ventilated room.
- If your coat gets completely soaked with water, it should be taken to a professional fur cleaner immediately so the hides can be treated correctly to prevent shrinkage.
- Your coat should be cleaned every year by a professional fur cleaner – not a dry cleaner. Even if you don’t wear it often, animal fur gathers dust, oils an odors. Professional cleaning will add luster and shine to the fur.
- A fur professional will inspect your coat for stains, rips, and tears. The linings are hand-cleaned with specific attention to spots and stains.
- Fur hates heat. It is not the actual hair that is affected, it is the hide or leather that can dry out, become stiff, and crack.
- Furs that are properly stored during hot weather can last up to fifty years or more.