Caring for Your Fur

  1. Always store your fur garments in cold storage when you are done wearing them for the season or not using them. An Authorized Furcare SpecialistSM is equipped with temperature, humidity, and light-controlled storage facilities to protect your fur, keeping it from drying out, oxidizing and prematurely aging your garment.
  2. Have your fur cleaned annually by an Authorized Furcare Specialist, never a dry cleaner. Your fur may not look dirty but it is important to remove small abrasive dirt particles and chemicals and keep it soft.
  3. Have small rips or tears repaired immediately by your Authorized Furcare Specialist. This will prevent more expensive repairs later.
  4. Always hang your fur on a broad-shoulder hanger, never a wire hanger. Allow enough space so that your fur is not crushed.
  5. Never hang your fur in bags of any type. Plastic or rubber-lined bags prevent air from circulating, which can dry out the leather. Bags (even cloth bags) can also cause wear and broken hairs over time where the bag rests against the fur.
  6. Do not store your fur in a cedar closet. Cedar wood absorbs moisture which can dry your fur out. And cedar closets do not protect from dust, dirt, and insect damage.
  7. Do not store your fur with moth balls. Moth balls react with moisture in the air to produce a gas that acts as fumigant. This chemical reaction can cause irreparable damage to your fur (not to mention a lingering odor).
  8. Avoid spraying perfume, hairspray or other chemicals on your fur. The alcohol content in these products will dry the leather and stiffen the guard hairs.
  9. If your fur gets wet shake it out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Avoid direct heat or radiators, which can damage both fur and leather. If your fur is soaked through take it immediately to your Authorized Furcare Specialist℠ for proper treatment.
  10. One of the beauties of fur is that it can be repaired or remodeled. Your Authorized Furcare Specialist can find matching fur and make any repairs – or they can help you remodel it into fresh, new fashion.
  11. Enjoy wearing your fur!

Authorized Furcare Specialist

LEGAL INFORMATION. The information contained on this page is intended only as a Guideline. The recommendations on this website are generally accepted good practice options for care of fur garments. Please see a professional, Authorized Furcare Specialist℠ for a physical inspection of your fur garments to determine condition and advise on proper care treatments and courses of action. Although the individual businesses listed as “Authorized Furcare Specialist℠” have been reasonably verified to specialize in fur products, AFC and its operators do not endorse, nor imply endorsement, of said business entities. It is the consumers responsibility to verify that their chosen furriers facilities and services are suitable for their garments specific needs. Furcare.org assumes no liability and is not responsible for recomendations and services provided by “Authorized Furcare Specialist℠” listed herein. AFC and its operators do not settle disputes between consumers and businesses, nor does it retain any obligation to act as a third party arbitrator. Due to the biological nature, variation of products, unknown origin, material sources and manufacturing processes of individual fur products discussed on this website furcare.org and its operators are not responsible for the effects of the care recommendations listed on this website on any such products that you may own.

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