Mulberrys provides the same care for fur coats and accessories that it does for leather items. Too often, people wait to clean their fur items and then do not properly store them. As result, furs become damaged by stains, dirt and other signs of wear. While we always recommend bring your fur items in for regular cleaning we also have included the following storage tips to ensure your furs are properly maintained.

#1Only place your fur garment in a cloth garment bag.

Whatever you do, don’t store your fine fur in a plastic garment bag. Fur and its underlying leather need to breathe to stay supple or soft. A plastic garment bag will not breathe to provide adequate space or air for your fur.

#2Use a broad-shouldered hanger.

A broad-shouldered hanger made of wood or thick plastic should be used instead of thin plastic or wire hangers. A broad-shouldered hanger will help a heavy fur coat maintain its shape. A thin wire hanger could make a fur coat become misshapen at the shoulders. Also be sure to leave enough room around your fur garment in a closet so it isn’t being pressed between neighboring garments on the clothes rack.

#3Minimize wear spots.

As fun as it is to wear fur, it takes just a little bit of extra attention to wear it properly. What this means is knowing how to treat the garment while wearing it so it lasts far into the future. You can avoid wear spots on your fur coats and jackets by removing them before sitting on a chair with a back, refraining from continuously carrying bags or purses against one particular spot, not rubbing the elbows of the garments on counters or tabletops excessively, or rubbing/handling any one spot of the coat too much. Not only will too much rubbing wear in one spot cause more “bald” areas than in others, it will also cause your fur to become dirty or matted.

#4Avoid using cleaners at home.

Don’t use store-bought cleaners or common at-home cleaners or stain removers. These types of cleaners or sprays aren’t meant for furs. Using these types of sprays could cause irrevocable damage to your fur garments. Instead, always bring your fur to an establishment with the proper tools and knowledge to clean and restore your furs at a professional level. Mulberrys Cleaners staffs experts in care for your fur garments, so you can always trust it’s a job well-done.

#5Don’t comb or brush your fur garment.

While it may seem like a useful and free fix to untangling long or matted fur, avoid combing or brushing these pieces. You could yank out pieces of fur or put unnecessary strain on the leather beneath.

#6Avoid pinning jewelry or brooches to your furs.

While it may seem like a useful and free fix to untangling long or matted fur, avoid combing or brushing these pieces. You could yank out pieces of fur or put unnecessary strain on the leather beneath.