Care of Finished Products
Fur Educational Materials Provided by the
Fur Information Council of America
- Always hang furs on broad shoulder hangers. Wire hangers strain the shoulder seams and will cause the leather to stretch.
- If it gets wet, don't panic. Most furs can easily handle light rain and snow. Shake it out and allow it to dry naturally away from direct heat and light.
- Don't comb or brush your furs.
- Don't store furs in bright light.
- Don't store furs in plastic. This will cause the leather to dry out.
- Cover with cotton or silk to protect the furs from dust and light during storage.
- Allow enough room in your closet to hang your furs without crushing them.
- Don't pin flowers or jewelry on your furs.
- Don't store furs in a cedar chest. The smell will remain with the furs.
- Keep furs away from the chemicals in perfume, hairspray, and moth balls.
- Cover your car seats with a natural fiber, such as cotton. Synthetic fibers cause friction, which will wear on your furs.
- To reduce stress on the fur while traveling, unfasten your garmet.
- Don't consistently wear a shoulder bag with a fur coat.
- Absorb spilled alcohol immediately. Alcohol destroys the leather and hairs of furs.
- Have your furs professionally cleaned once a year.
- Store in cold fur storage during the summer.