How to Care For Your Favourite Furs follow my tips
Do you love fur? I love every piece of fur in my wardrobe, and work hard to ensure that they are kept in the best condition possible. Fur is natural, organic, and truly beautiful. It also needs to be treated with care.
I already wrote a guide about how to protect your furs have a check
When you invest in fur, you owe it to yourself and to the fabric itself to look after it. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, I’m here to help! Here’s everything you need to know about fur care:
- Store Your Coat. And that doesn’t just mean throwing it in your closet! During the summer months your furs should be stored within a specialist cold store facility: most furriers are able to provide these for a small fee. This will help to prolong the life of your fur, and keep it in top condition.
- Avoid the Drycleaners! It might be convenient to take your coat with you to your normal drycleaner but please resist: your fur should be cleaned by a fur specialist (at least once a year or every time it experiences spills and soilage) to prevent it from drying out and becoming damaged.
- Travelling with your furs? Store them in a cloth travel bag or garment bag to give them room to breathe. Anything that could stop the air from circulating, such as plastic or rubber bags, should definitely be avoided.
- Don’t Delay! Noticed a rip or tear in your coat? Don’t delay – have it looked at straight away! This will prevent more damage and more expensive repairs later. So don’t put it off!
- Stroke but don’t brush! Does your fur feel so soft you always want to stroke it? We get that! But as tempting as it may be, you should never comb or brush a fur garment. The sharp teeth of the comb or brush could damage the fur or even leave you with bald patches. Disaster!
- Storing your fur at home? There are lots of rules to follow! Don’t leave your fur in direct sunlight, don’t store it anywhere damp or humid, and never hang your coat on a wire hanger. All of these things could damage your coat and reduce its natural life span.
- Long live the fur! If you look after it properly, your fur will last between 20-30 years. So if you’re making a significant financial investment in a new fur then it makes sense to look after it and help it to last as long as possible.