Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a Flemington Fur coat. Now what?
Taking good care of your fur is very important if you want to get the most out of it. Some furs can last a lifetime if cared for properly. It may seem like a lot at first, but after one season with your fur coat, you’ll be a pro. Just remember, if all else fails or you’re not sure what to do: our professional staff consists of the most knowledgeable people in the fur trade. We’re here to provide free advice at any time.
Fur Coat Care 101
- Hang your fur in a closet with plenty of breathing room so it doesn’t get crushed on a thick roller hanger so you don’t get an indentation
- Never store in a cedar closet, with moth balls or in a bag
- Never blow dry your fur
- Avoid wearing a heavy shoulder bag (try a stylish bowler bag)
- If it gets wet, just shake it out
- When you sit down in the car, unbutton your coat and avoid sitting directly on your fur.
- Don’t use your seat warmers (or put them on a few minutes before you get in and then turn them off)
- Have small rips or tears repaired immediately by your Authorized Furcare Specialist. This will prevent more expensive repairs later.
- Never hang your fur in bags of any type. Plastic or rubber-lined bags prevent air from circulating, which can dry out the leather. Bags (even cloth bags) can also cause wear and broken hairs over time where the bag rests against the fur.
- In the off season, Store your fur garments in cold storage when you are done wearing them for the season or not using them. The more time fur garments spend in cold storage the longer they will last
Care advice from our fur experts and the professionals at FICA