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Any amount of fur on a garment will benefit when it is cared for as described on the pages of this website. Cloth garments are usually dry-cleaned or laundered. Fur can be severely damaged by either of these processes. Leather has its own set of cleaning requirements. Therefore, special precautions must be taken by your Authorized Furcare Specialist℠ when cleaning non-fur garments trimmed with fur.
Cloth Trimmed With Fur
Most cloth materials can endure the fur cleaning process with no affect on their integrity. Therefore, if you feel the fur on your garment needs to be cleaned, but the cloth part does not, it may be OK to clean your entire garment using the fur process. In some cases, certain precautions (as determined by you and your Authorized Furcare Specialist℠) may need to be taken. For example, it may be necessary to remove the fur trim from the garment so that the different materials can be cleaned using the appropriate processes. Afterwards the fur is reattached. Do not be surprised if there are extra fees for these services, but they are usually reasonable and worth the price, especially when the amount of labor involved is considered. In some cases your furrier can clean the fur trim by hand and spot clean the cloth portion as needed.
Leather Trimmed With Fur
Humidity level is important when a fur will be hanging in one place for a significant amount of time. If the humidity is too low (dry air) the natural oils in the pelts will evaporate more rapidly causing the garment to become dry and deteriorate. If the humidity is too high (damp air) they pelts can rot at a fast rate.
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.