Real Fur is fairly durable, but there are things that you should know in order to properly care for your fur products properly. Furs prefer cool temperatures and hate heat. They don’t like friction or chemicals. They like space for themself.
Give it a good home
Be sure to store your fur in a closet that is not exposed to light or heat. Light will cause the color of your fur to fade, heat can cause a fur to dry out. Make sure it has room to breathe and is not crushed by other garments.
Things you need to avoid
Avoid insecticides, moth-proofing, and other chemicals around on your fur; this includes perfume, hairspray, and makeup. Perfume contains alcohol, which can dry a fur pelt. Once a perfume gets into your fur (including cedar from a cedar chest) it can be there to stay.
What to do if fur gets wet
If your fur gets wet, don’t panic. Most furs can handle snow and a light rain with ease. Shake it out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Please resist the temptation to speed the drying process with a hairdryer or any heat sources. Remember that furs don’t like heat. After it dries you can then shake it again. Comb or brush it gently if the hairs seem a little bristly. If your fur has been soaked thru, however, take it immediately to a furrier for proper treatment.
In the offseason, it doesn’t hurt to send your fur to your local furrier for professional storage. This is optional but will ensure your fur stays in good condition through the warm months.