HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FUR COAT
1. Always hang your fur on a broad-shoulder hanger, never on a wire hanger. Leave enough room in the closet so the fur is not crushed.
2. Never hang your fur in a plastic or rubber-lined bag. Plastic prevents air from circulating, which can dry out the leather. When traveling, store your fur in a cloth garment bag provided by your furrier.
3. If your fur gets wet, shake it out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Avoid direct heat or radiators, which can damage both fur and leather. After your fur is dry, shake it again. Most furs will take some rain and snow far better than a wool or other winter coat will. If the fur is soaked though, however, take it immediately to your fur retailer for proper treatment. Never comb or brush the fur.
4. Never attempt to mothproof fur yourself. Home treatments are no substitute for professional cleaning and storage.
5. Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray onto your fur.
6. Always store your fur during warm weather with your furrier - never at a dry cleaner. Your furrier is equipped with temperature, humidity, and light-controlled storage to protect the fur.
7. Have fur cleaned annually by a fur specialist.
8. Have small rips or tears repaired immediately by your furrier. This will prevent more expensive repairs later.
9. Avoid leaving a fur hanging in bright sunshine. Intense light can cause the fur to oxidize or change color.
10. Enjoy wearing your fur!
*Courtesy of the Fur Council