Fur garments are unique garments that must be treated with unique attention. Paulamarie Collection suggests these tips for keeping your fur garment at its highest possible quality.
If possible, during prolonged periods of unuse, store your fur garment in a climate controlled professional storage space. Naturally, a professional storage space is not an option for all fur owners; here are a few storage tips to provide safe at home fur storage:
Do not put your fur in bags or cover them in plastic. Plastic bags prevent circulation and cloth bags crush the fur where it rests on the garment.
Do not store your fur with moth balls. Moth balls react to moisture in the air and produce a gas which acts as a fumigant. This fumigant causes irreversible damage to your fur and a strong lingering odor.
Do not store your fur in a closet or wardrobe made of cedar. Cedar wood absorbs moisture, which will dry out your fur and expose your garment to dust.
Hang your fur on a broad-shoulder hanger. Give the garment ample space around it so the fur is not damaged. Do not use wire hangers.
If possible, use a fur care expert to clean and condition your fur garments. We do not recommend a dry cleaner who has no experience working with high quality fur garments. While your garment may not appear to need cleaning, it is important to gently remove all makeup, perfume, salt, dust, and airborne pollutants to maintain a fur's natural softness.
For at home cleaning, use a very mild soap on a lint free damp washcloth. The washcloth should be damp but not soaking wet. Gently rub the washcloth along the fur. Do not submerge the fur in water. Hang to dry in a well ventilated room, and brush gently.
If your fur gets completely soaked, we advise immediately bringing it to a fur care expert to treat the garment before it is subjected to irreversible damage.
Repair small rips or tears immediately. This will prevent a more expensive repair from a professional later.