Your fur coat, fur jacket, shearlings or shearling jacket, leather coat or leather jacket, and specialty outerwear are valuable and deserve fine care.
- Allow your fur coats or other garments proper space in your closet. Never keep your fur coat or other valuable coat in a plastic bag. Your fur jacket too requires proper air circulation; Use a cloth bag when traveling or transporting your fur to and from cold storage. The smell of both moth and cedar balls often adheres to fur and creates unpleasant odors.
- Proper cleaning and conditioning of your fur coat and other garments will often remove such and most other unwanted odors.
- Do not sit for a prolonged time on your fur coat, shearling coat, leather coat or even cloth coat or outerwear – as this may lead to undue the crushing and premature wear.
- Refrain from excessive use of purse straps and other shoulder straps while wearing your fur coat, shearlings coat, leather coat and other outerwear, as this too will lead to premature wear.
- If your fur coat gets wet, shake it off and let it dry naturally. Using heat will cause both fur and leather to dry out. If your fur item gets soaked it needs special attention by a specialist master furrier!
- Be sure to have proper annual care including cleaning, conditioning, tightening of buttons, closures and lining and the mending of early tears – some will be invisible to you.
- Conditioning is a process replenishes essential oils necessary for the longevity of your fur.
- Mend any small tears immediately. Delaying a repair can lead to an expensive replacement of pelts.
- Your fur coat, leather coat, shearling coats and fine outerwear will provide you years of enjoyable wear when they are professionally conditioned and stored.
- Each spring store your garments in a temperature and humidity controlled vault. Keep your garments away from heat, home humidity and moths.