Thursday, November 14, 2013

Caring for Fur Jackets: The Basics

Winter is fast approaching, so it’s only right that you let your fur coats and jackets out once again. If you want your fur to keep protecting you from the cold (and your neighborhood fashion critics, too), you have to keep it clean and well-maintained throughout the season. Here are some cleaning tips that you can try out.

After Use
After a day of shopping or simply hanging out geared with your trusty furs, make sure that they are properly stored. Never use plastic to cover your fur jacket or coat; remember that the material will cause the fur to dry out and the silk lining to rot. Instead, use a dark-colored fabric cover and hang it on a padded, broad-shouldered hanger.

Closet Specifics
Never store your fur in a cedar cabinet, either, nor should you store it with moth balls, since being stuck up with the smells of these materials for a long time will allow the odor to stick to your fur. You should also keep the space as dark as possible, as direct contact with light can fade it.

Say No to Perfume

Don’t put on perfume while you have your fur jacket on; the alcohol will cause the pelt to dry up, not to mention that it will stain the lining and the smell could inadvertently remain and stay in your fur, much like the mothball and cedar from earlier. If you must, spray on the perfume first, and then put on your fur wear.

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