Furs by Demetrios suggests the easy-care tips below to help protect your fur and keep it in great condition.
- Always hang your fur garment on a broad-shouldered hanger. Give the fur enough room in the closet so the fur is not crushed.
- Never store a fur in a plastic bag. Plastic prevents air from circulating and can dry out the leather. If you want to cover your fur, use a cloth bag.
- Never leave a fur near heat.
- If a fur gets wet, shake it out and hang it up to dry in a place where air circulates. Once dry, shake it out again.
- Never, never comb or brush fur.
- Never mothproof a fur. If you are worried about moths that is another reason for storing your fur during the warm months.
- Store your fur during the warm season. Modern storage vaults are temperature and humidity controlled to protect them.
- Have furs cleaned regularly by a fur specialist (not a dry cleaner). Professional fur cleaning removes dirt, keeps leather soft, and brings back the fur's original luster, thus prolonging the garment's life.
- Repair any small rips or tears immediately by a professional furrier.
- Avoid leaving a fur hanging in a bright place. The light can cause the fur to oxidize or change color.
- Do not allow jewelry or shoulderbag straps to rub against fur.
- Do not pin jewelry or flowers on your fur.
- Never spray perfume or cologne directly on fur. The alcohol will dry out the leather and stiffen the guard hairs.