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Proper fur storage and annual cleaning preserves
pelt life and the continued durability of your garment. Most
air-conditioned homes are not kept cool enough for proper fur
care. Fur storage means more than storage in a cold vault. It
means inspecting, brushing, and if requested, cleaning the furs
before putting them away. It means protecting them against
moths, burglars and fire. Dryness and heat sap the natural
oils, cause hairs to become brittle, to curl and lose their
luster. Furs should be cleaned and stored every spring, even if
they have not been worn. Consider the dust that gathers on the
floor of your closet. The same dust permeates the pelts of your
Cleaning of your furs is essential no matter how little you may
have worn them. If your white cloth coat just hung in your
closet for four months, you would notice the accumulation of
dust on the collar and shoulders. Though not noticeable on the
fur, the dust and airborne particles do sift down through the
hairs and sit on the leather. Once there, they hasten the
drying out of the leather by absorbing the natural oils and
moisture. Proper cleaning removes the dust and accompanying
film and helps prolong the life and wearability of your
garment. For this reason, at L.A. ROCKLER FUR COMPANY we
encourage annual cleaning and recommend cleaning every year – no
less than every other year.
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Fur Maintenance Tips:
- Always store
your fur during warm weather months with your furrier –
never at a dry cleaner. Your furrier is equipped with
facilities to better protect your fur.
- Have your fur
cleaned annually by a fur specialist, not a dry
- Always hang
your fur garment on a broad-shouldered hanger, never on a
wire hanger. Give your garment enough room in the closet so
the fur is not crushed.
- Never hang your
garment in a plastic bag or rubber-lined bag. Plastic
prevents air from circulating and can dry out the leather or
cause mildew. Without circulating air, furs dry and the
tips become crushed, eventually breaking off.
- Never pin
jewelry on your garment. Do not use shoulder straps of a
handbag on a consistent basis.
your garment gets wet, shake it out and hang it out to dry
in a well-ventilated room. Keep it away from direct heat or
a radiator, which can cause both fur and leather to dry
out. After your garment is dry, shake it again. Most fur
garments will take some rain and snow far better than wool
coats or other winter garments. If the fur is soaked
through, however, take it immediately to your Furrier for
proper treatment. Never comb or brush the fur.
- Never dry your
garment on a radiator.
- Avoid spraying
perfume or hair spray onto your garment.
- Avoid leaving a
fur hanging in a bright place. Light can cause the fur to
oxidize or change color.
- Never attempt
to mothproof your fur yourself. Home treatments are no
substitute for professional cleaning and storage. If you
suspect that your garment has moths, contact your Furrier
immediately for instructions prior to bringing the coat in.
- Have small rips
or tears repaired immediately by your Furrier. This will
prevent more expensive repairs later.
- Use caution
when climbing in and out of cars.
- Before sitting,
be sure that your hooks are open and/or buttons unbuttoned.
We tend to get wider when we sit. The coat doesn’t.
- When getting
ready to sit, refrain from smoothing out the coat under
you. Rather, lift it up behind you. This gives you more
room to move plus you will be doing your best to avoid rips
under the arms.
- Refrain from
carrying keys in your pockets! They cut like knives through
the pocket corners and into the fur.