Fur Storage

Fur Storage
Professional storage during summer months is most important in extending the longevity of your furs. Every spring is time to store and service your valuable fur, leather and shearling garments from heat, moths and other dangers. Keeping your garments at home during the summer could be a costly mistake. Both standard and cedar closets are NOT suitable for storage. Our safe, insured, cold storage vaults are a temperature and humidity controlled environment to protect your garments from drying and oxidation. Our storage facility is equipped with proper air circulation, constant 50oF and 50% humidity to maintain valuable moisture.

Proper Fur Care
Bring your furs, shearlings or leathers today for a complimentary pick-up. It is critical to properly protect your valuable investment. Your furs should be cleaned and processed at least once a year to maintain their luster and preserve the oils in the skins. Fur is cleaned by a gentle tumbling process with special cleaning solutions. The garment is then glazed to bring out the sheen to make it soft and supple.

What Not to Do With Your Fur
Never attempt to clean a fur garment at home or use a commercial dry cleaner or solvent.
Never store your fur in a plastic bag where air cannot circulate. Furs like to breathe. Plastic prevents air from circulating and can dry out the leather when traveling, store your fur in a cloth garment bag provided by your furrier.
Never use cleaning materials on a fur.
Never use sprays or cleaning fluids on your fur. Have them professionally cleaned each year to insure many years of enjoyment.
Home treatments are no substitute for professional cleaning and storage.
Avoid wear and rub patterns. Try not to rub the fur with handbags or packages as it can cause wear spots.
Avoid pins and jewelry. Never pin jewelry on your fur.
Never attempt to moth-proof a fur yourself.

How to Hang a Fur
Always hang your fur on a broad-shouldered hanger, never on a wire hanger. Give your fur enough room in the closet so the fur is not crushed. Avoid leaving a fur hanging in a bright place. The light can cause the fur to oxidize or change color.

Wet Furs
If your fur gets wet, shake it out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Keep it away from direct heat or radiator, which can cause both fur and leather to dry out. After it is dry, shake it again. Most furs will take some rain and snow far better than wool or other winter coats will. If the fur is soaked through, however take it immediately to your fur retailer for proper treatment. Never comb or brush the fur.

Contact Christos Couture
Christos Couture is equipped with best in class temperature, humidity and light controlled storage facilities to protect fur. To learn more about proper fur care, contact us today at 708-562-3877.

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