Take care of your fur!

Professional storage of your fur during the summer is imperative to protect it from possible risks, such as insects, heat damage, oxidation and mildew. Specially designed storage areas offer guaranteed protection for your valuable fur, preserving its unique qualities. Correct ventilation, temperature below 10ο C and 50% humidity make for an ideal environment. However, the contribution of a furrier does not end there. A furrier will carefully examine the garment in order to check its condition and to identify any necessary repairs. The conditioning process is of equal importance for fur, removing dirt and harmful pollutants. The skin is then revitalized by restoring its necessary oils, without any change in colour, shape or size. Once conditioning is complete, the fur is glazed, which restores its sheen, ensuring a very soft and lustrous result.

1. Storage
Care for your fur during summer. Don’t choose a common dry cleaner to store your garment. Entrust it to a specialist furrier. Only a furrier can provide a truly safe storage environment under completely controlled conditions. Never use plastic bags to store fur. Plastic does not permit air to circulate and may dehydrate the leather. Select special cloth bags, which your furrier can provide.

2. Cleaning
Take your fur in for cleaning once a year, making sure to use a specialist, never an ordinary dry cleaner. Do not attempt to clean and store your fur yourself. Do not attempt to mothproof your fur. Under no circumstances can you emulate the work of a professional.

3. Lighting Conditions
Check the lighting in the area where you leave the fur. Excessive lighting can cause oxidation or colour changes.

4. Hanging
Create sufficient space in the wardrobe for your fur, so that the garment is not crushed by other clothes. Use sturdy broad-shouldered hangers and never wire hangers.

5. Humidity
In the event that your fur gets wet, shake it and hang it in a well aired place until dry. Keep your fur away from radiators or any other direct sources of heat. Upon drying, shake it again. Under no circumstance should furs be brushed. In serious cases where furs are soaked through, consult a specialist.

6. Chemicals
Avoid any contact of the fur with perfumes or hair sprays.

7. Wear And Tear
Don’t’ neglect the immediate repair of small damage (tears, etc.) as this will help prevent more expensive repair work in the future. Never pin broaches or other jewellery on your fur and avoid carrying handbags on your shoulder when you are wearing it.