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Protect your fur coat from damage

fashion-and-trends Updated: Nov 23, 2011 01:18 IST

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Take care of your fur coats and protect them from damage.


Don’t cover with plastic:

Don’t cover the fur with plastic. This will cause the fur to dry out and the silk lining to rot. Store it in a loosely-fitted and dark coloured fabric cover. Leave it open at the bottom. Keep the fur hung on a padded, broad-shouldered hanger.


No moth balls for fur:

Don’t store fur with moth balls, as the fur will pick up the smell and itself start smelling after a period of time. Try to keep your fur away from light. Also, leave space on either side of the coat because fur needs ventilation to be able to breathe and stay supple and healthy.


For wet fur: Use caution with a wet fur:

Never use a dryer or hang a fur coat by a heater or in the sun. Both heat and sun can damage fur. For drying, shake it well and hang it in a room with good circulation.


Don’t spray perfume on a fur coat:

When you put your coat on, protect the fur area of your coat with a long scarf as makeup on the face and neck can ruin the coat’s lining. Also, make sure you do not put perfume on your coat. The alcohol will stain the lining.


Protect the coat from humidity and heat:

Humidity, heat or forced air of air conditioner can damage the fur on your coat. Fur is also prone to moth and other insect damages, so store it safely. Get it professionally cleaned each year only by a fur specialist.