Here at Love Token, we know our customers value their fur pieces and aim to take care of their investments for years to come.
Most fur-lovers know that the LAST thing you want to happen to your fur garment is to get it wet.
Of course, we understand that there are things that take place out of our control, like spills, or changes in weather.
If your fur gets wet, don't panic, because today we're going to be sharing some tips on what to do when your fur jacket, vest, scarf or coat gets wet.
The Importance of Getting Drying Your Fur Garments When They Get Wet
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Failing to dry real fur coats properly can cause a variety of problems. The obvious issue is the development of mold and mildew that can not only make your coat smell (If you get to this stage, check out our article on How to Get Rid of Odors in Your Fur Garment); but it will also cause serious damage to the integrity of the fur.
In addition to mold issues, if you don't dry women's fur coats properly, coat could become misshapen or even stretched out because it was hung on a hanger to dry. The risk of damage should be enough to encourage you to dry your fur coats, jackets, and vests properly in order to protect your investments.
Drying and Cleaning
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- If you get caught in a light rain or snow, simply shake out the fur to remove as much water as possible.
- Hang your fur to dry in a well-ventilated room.
- DO NOT use a hair dryer, clothes dryer or ANY direct heat on the fur
- After it is dry, shake your jacket, coat or vest out to fluff the fur.
- DO NOT COMB OR BRUSH THE FUR. Simply smooth the fur with your hand.
Also, If you get caught in a heavier rain or snow, you will need to make sure you take your coat to an experienced furrier. When the coat becomes so wet that the skin under the fur becomes soaked with water, there isn’t much you can do yourself. Even if you hung the coat up to dry, it would take far too long to become dry enough for you to wear it again. However, a professional furrier will have the tools necessary to dry the coat thoroughly.
It can be tempting to want to clean the fur completely yourself. Here is a quick break down of the professional fur cleaning process to help you understand why it's important to contact a professional fur cleaner if your fur gets soaked, and at the MINIMUM once a year for cleaning and maintenanence.
Professional Cleaning Process:
- A fur professional will inspect your coat/vest/jacket for stains, rips and tears.
- The linings are hand-cleaned with specific attention to spots and stains
- The fur is then placed in a large drum filled with saw dust and an environmentally-safe cleaning solution.
- The coat is tumbled in this drum which draws the dirt and oils from the fur.
- The coat is then vacuumed to remove the sawdust and hand steamed to remove any final residue.
The next process involves "electrifying" the coat.
- Using large rollers, electricity is used to make each hair lift, separate and lie in the same direction. The process is similar to static electricity that makes each of our hairs stand separately on our heads.
As always be extra careful in general care for your coat. We hope this helped!