Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Tip Day : Fur Care

While serious fur care is best left to the professionals (find your closest Authorized Fur Care Specialist HERE), maintaining your furs throughout the season will save you significantly in the long run. As always, we do not recommend dry cleaning - especially in the case of fur - as it will only ruin your investment.

Our personal - at-home & DIY - approach to cleaning fur would be to sprinkle with cornstarch or other powder (some professional cleaners use corncobs and walnut shells!), let sit 30 mins, and shake out well. The powder absorbs the dust and dirt that has attached to the hairs and, when shaken out, leaves the fur cleaner without drying out the pelt.

Maintenance is Key! We've had great results using the Laundress Crease Release to keep our furs conditioned and soft, and our Fabric Fresh keep them free from odor!

Check here for the Fur Information Council of America's (FICA) fur care tips. For those who want more information on DIY Cleaning, check out this set of instructions. Braver, and more industrious, souls should read this guide to glazing (we have not tried this, but if you decide to take the plunge, let us know how it worked!) When all else fails, recycling your fur into a new piece is a great way to breathe new life into your investment - Check out this Starter Kit from industry veteran and our go-to expert Tom Moriber from Furever Furs.

Hope this helps - and best of luck!

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