Because they hardly lose value and can be incorporated into a lot of clothing styles, fur coats are the best investment possible. Properly cared for, they can be worn for years without wear and tear and look as good as when they were purchased.
For proper care, you need to know the procedure for washing fur clothes, how to maintain the fur over time and how to store it properly.
How to wash fur clothes?
Mandatory to avoid is washing fur clothes in the automatic machine. If the fur is very dirty, with stains that can be difficult to remove at home, it is best to use the services of a professional cleaner. Cleaning centers have the necessary equipment to properly wash any type of garment, whether it is natural fur, natural leather, synthetic material or any other type.
If the dirt is superficial, then you can hang the fur coat on a hanger, and then clean it with a soft brush or a damp cloth. Then, it must be allowed to dry naturally, without using a hair dryer or other heat source.
At the same time, you should also know that fur clothes are professionally cleaned annually, even if they are not worn excessively. Professional cleaning removes accumulated dust, odors and adds extra shine.
How do you take care of your fur coat?
In order to maintain fur clothes as correctly as possible, it is important to take care of the cleaning method, the storage conditions, but also the following aspects:
⦁ When wearing a fur coat, avoid sitting for too long. If this still happens, try to change the position as much as possible. This way you will be able to protect the fur so that it does not get damaged completely in a certain area.
⦁ Avoid applying perfumes directly to the fur coat. Perfumes contain alcohol and promote fur drying. Besides, there are also perfumes that contain oils, which can later cause an unpleasant smell.
⦁ It is also not recommended to spray hairspray on your hair when you are wearing a fur coat or to use body creams in excess.
⦁ To avoid damaging the fur, avoid wearing shoulder bags or applying jewelry directly to the fur. The result of these actions will be as unpleasant as possible, because the frequent wearing of shoulder bags can lead to the loss of hair in that area, and jewelry can promote their tangling.
⦁ When traveling, avoid putting the natural fur coat in your suitcase or keeping it on you. Try carrying it on a hanger and wrapped in cotton.
⦁ After any wear, leave the fur to air for a while in a room away from any source of heat and humidity.
How do you store a fur coat?
First of all, you should know that fur clothes are stored in places away from moisture and heat. The suitable temperature for keeping furs is 22 degrees, and the humidity is about 50%. To prevent fading, darker spaces are recommended.
The best way to store the fur coat is individually, on strong and wide hangers. In this way, the clothes will not tend to lose their original shape. Moreover, it would be better not to store it in a closet that is too busy so that it does not rub against other clothes.
For best storage, cotton bags are recommended. The plastic ones block the penetration of air, which prevents the airing of the clothes. Furs need air so they don’t dry out and then crack. Besides, plastic bags have a specific smell, and because of them, fur clothes can get a less pleasant smell.
Another aspect to keep in mind when it comes to storage is to avoid using indoor sprays for a nicer smell in the closet. Most air fresheners contain alcohol, a substance that can degrade fur.
Although a very long time has passed since their appearance, fur coats are still in fashion. Being so versatile, the latest trends accept the combination even with sports, street or casual outfits. This is also why they are still in high demand and are a wardrobe staple. They can be combined with tracksuits, jeans, skirts, but also with extremely elegant dresses. In addition, they give a special touch to the outfits and are so imposing that whoever wears them makes their presence felt anywhere.
Although they have a purchase price well above the market average, the investment is recouped over time, as the furs can be worn for years. If you have such pieces in your wardrobe, make sure you maintain, wash and store them properly so that they last as long as possible. Follow the previous tips and you will enjoy a fur coat like new for many years!