Fur Clothing Care

September 13, 2016

Fur clothing is made from animal hides that still have the hair attached. The most common types of fur clothing include fox, mink, sable, rabbit, chinchilla and seal. The presence of hair means that fur clothing requires special care.

How to care for fur jackets
  • Store fur garments during the summer. This generally requires a refrigerated unit made specifically for this purpose. The ideal temperature for storing fur is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. A humidity of 50 percent prevents the fur from drying out without allowing it to become wet.
  • Avoid keeping fur coats, jackets and other clothing in regular closets, since closets are typically 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. They also don’t provide the constant airflow needed to maintain the conditions needed to store fur.
  • Keep fur clothing from picking up unpleasant odors. This is especially common with cedar closets and mothballs.
  • Condition your fur clothing once per year. Fur requires professional fur cleaning services from an expert, like Utopia Cleaners. We offer seasonal fur storage in our secure temperature and humidity controlled vaults.