Storage & General Care for Fur

Whether you purchase a fur hat, a fur coat or a fur blanket it is very important to properly care for your fur so that it will last you for many years to come.  Fur is an extraordinary natural material that is known for its resilience and long lifespan.  If you want your fur to look as beautiful as it was the day you bought it then here are some helpful hints on how to care for your fur

Storage

  • fur is a fairly durable material so as long as you use common sense when caring for it your fur should last for many years
  • furs should be stored in cold, dark spaces like closets
  • avoid storing your fur in heat or direct sunlight, this will fade your fur
  • make sure it has room to breathe and it is not crushed by other garments
  • avoid insecticides, moth proofing, and other chemicals around on your fur, including perfume, hairspray and makeup – perfume contains alcohol, which can dry your pelts. Once a perfume gets into your fur-including cedar from a cedar chest it will be there to stay
  • in the off season it doesn’t hurt to send your fur to your local furrier for professional storage

Fur Care

  • shake out the fur product regularly
  • use a wire brush to maintain and restore the natural soft and fluffy appearance of fur
  • attend to spills and stains are quickly as possible

Suede & Leather Care

  • use a protective spray before wearing your suede or leather products