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How to Care for Fur Clothes October 31, 2019

New York, New York
How to Care for Fur Clothes, New York, New York

With winter just around the corner, many people are getting out their favorite coats, vests, hats, and scarves. Some of those items may include fur accents that add extra warmth and style. However, this material also requires particular care if you want to keep your pieces looking and feeling like new for as long as possible. With the right storage, cleaning, and tailoring services, these pieces can last in quality condition for decades.

3 Important Tips for Maintaining Fur

1. Store Properly

Fur can collect a lot of dust if left out in the open for long periods. It can also get crushed or matted if it’s smashed up against other items. Whenever you’re not wearing your fur garment, place it on a wide, sturdy hanger inside a cotton bag that will prevent dust buildup but still allow the fabric to breathe. Leave enough room in the closet or clothes rack so other items aren’t pushing against it. If you’ve recently been out in the rain or snow, allow the fur to air dry fully before putting it into storage.

2. Avoid Stains

tailoringFur can be incredibly difficult to clean, so it’s best to avoid stains whenever possible. Remove fur garments before eating and wear a fabric scarf with coats or vests so makeup won’t get on the collar. If you do spill something or get the garment dirty, try to soak up any moisture right away. Then take it to a professional fur cleaner as quickly as possible so they can work to remove any stains from the fibers.

3. Get It Relined

Over time, the lining inside your fur garments might start to wear down, rip, or show stains. A custom tailor can remove the old lining and add fresh, new fabric that gives the piece a clean and stylish look. Working with fur can be a very delicate job, so it’s important that you leave this task to a tailoring professional to prevent damaging the garment.

 

 

If you need any tailoring services for your fur pieces, Wo’s Custom Tailoring on Manhattan’s Upper East Side will help. With more than 40 years of experience, the staff handles everything from basic alterations to custom suits and even wedding dresses. They also offer fur tailoring and repairs so your garment looks like new. View a full list of offerings on their website. To request more information, call (212) 988-9889.

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