A fur coat that has been properly maintained can last for many generations. While the best choice is to have your coat properly maintained by a professional furrier, there are steps that you can take to ensure that your fur coat maintains its luster. This includes cleaning, deodorizing, and conditioning your fur.
You do not clean a fur coat just because it gets dirty. The number one concern with fur material is that the natural oils in the pelts will dry out. Once this happens the pelts become so brittle or tender that they will tear with incredible ease, rendering the garment useless. If you feel a fur and then rub your fingers you should be able to feel a very slight oiliness. This is normal. Dust, pollutants, and airborne particulates are attracted to this and get caught in the hairs of the fur. They then act as a sponge drawing the natural oils out of the pelts. These particles also have an abrasive effect on the hairs of the fur that can wear on the natural shine of the fur over time, causing it to look old and tired. When you clean a fur your primary goal is to remove these materials from the hairs. For this reason, when an expert furrier recommends cleaning your fur yearly, he/she is doing so in your best interest.
Read all the care instructions on the label. Before starting the cleaning process, just to make sure there isn't a special requirement you're missing, check the instructions. Take into account things like the temperature that the jacket can be washed at and what substances can be used on the jacket (it may not say, but it's worth seeing first). Be sure to stick to the rules the manufacturer knows the needs of your jacket best.
If preferred, take the leather jacket to a trusted EXPERT. Quiz them before allowing them to clean it though, as you'll want reassurance that they're familiar with cleaning leather products. Dry cleaning may be the preferred option for very expensive jackets or where a stain appears so difficult to remove that you're unsure what to do next.
Bazinas Furs has over 35 years of experience. We ensure that each garment is taken care of as if it were our own. If you are unfamiliar with textile care symbols feel free to take a picture of your care label and email it to us to let you know what you can and cannot do with your garment.
Down fill outerwear
Definitions of Cleaning Methods
Dryclean: Normal drycleaning fluid found in any commercial or coin-operated dry cleaning establishment can be used. The process may include moisture added to the fluid, hot tumble drying (160F), and pressing by steam press or steam air-form finishing.
Professionally Dryclean: Restricts the drycleaning process to methods possible only in commercial drycleaning plants. Professionally Dryclean must be accompanied by further information, such as use reduced moisture, low heat, or no steam finishing.
We at Bazinas Furs deal personally with the various plants of operations in the cleaning of all types of outerwear. The people we use are the best in the industry. They use to utmost care and follow all rules in cleaning process.