Fur Cleaning & Care
a fine fur offers timeless beauty and long-lasting durability
Absolutely nothing compares to the luxury and style of fur. Nature's elegant answer
to winter, a fine fur offers timeless beauty and long-lasting durability.
Resilient and naturally durable, a fine fur garment can be enjoyed for many years,
if cared for properly. Give them the care they deserve by following the basic guidelines
- Store in an ample space away from direct sunlight
- Never store in unbreathable bags such as plastic bags
- Keep away from high heat sources such as blow dryers and radiators
- Avoid spraying hair spray and perfumes on your fur
- Contact a fur-cleaning specialist for cleaning your fur
Always hang your fur on a broad-shouldered clothes hanger in an
ample space in your closet (never squeeze a fur coat into a cramped
corner). Use a cloth bag when traveling; never store your fur in
a plastic bag (this will dry your coat out). During the summer months, we strongly
recommend professional storage with a reputable furrier who has
temperature- and humidity-controlled vaults; it's an inexpensive and foolproof way
to protect your fur from dust, dirt, and insect damage. Lastly, take care not to
leave your fur hanging in direct sunlight or a brightly lit room; the fur could
oxidize and change color.
Most fur coats will handle light rain and snow better than many
wool coats. If your fur is mildly wet, simply hang it to dry
in a well-ventilated room, making sure to keep it away from direct heat. Do
not blow dry or hang over a radiator. Once the fur is dry, give it
a vigorous shake; never comb or brush a fur. If your fur gets
completely soaked -- which you should absolutely avoid -- you'll need
to take it to a fur merchandiser or fur cleaners immediately for
proper treatment with oils.
What should I do if my fur gets dirty?
Leave it to the professionals. Many stains and smudges can be adequately
treated by fur-care specialists in your area. Do not go to a regular dry cleaners
unless they specify years of experience cleaning fur. Do not attempt to condition
your coat at home.
For professional fur cleaning, Overland recommends Arrow Fabricare:
Maximize the Lifetime of Fur Garments
We recommend you take your fur to a professional fur-care specialist for annual
cleaning, conditioning, mending, and tightening of closure, buttons, and lining.
Fur-care specialists can detect early tears you might not have noticed, and they
will expertly replenish your fur with essential oils that can enhance longevity,
softness, and sheen.
What products or treatment could harm my fur?
You should avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your fur, as well as pinning jewelry
directly into the garment. Also, overuse of shoulder straps on handbags can cause
premature wear and tear on your fur. Never attempt to mothproof your fur; the fibers
can absorb the odor and carry it with them for a long time.
Repairs, Restyling and Alterations
While Overland does not provide fur restyling and repairs, we recommend Master Furrier Jean Paul Fekete for free estimates:
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