Always store your fur garment in professional, climate controlled storage in the spring or during prolonged periods of unuse. Heritage offers secure fur, shearling, and leather storage in vaults with optimal temperature, humidity, and light to prevent loss of oils and natural beauty.
Never cover your fur in plastic bags of any type. Plastic bags prevent air circulation.
Do not store your fur in a cedar closet. Cedar wood absorbs moisture, which can dry out your fur, and does not protect your garment from dust.
Do not store your fur with moth balls. Moth balls react with moisture in the air to produce a gas which acts as fumigant. This chemical reaction causes irreparable damage to your fur (not to mention a lingering odor).
Avoid spraying perfume, hairspray or other chemicals on your fur. The alcohol content in these products will dry the leather and stiffen the guard hairs.
Cleaning & Repairing
A fur coat should be cleaned regularly by experts. Do not wash or dry clean! As fur does not appear dirty, the cleaning process involves both bringing back the luster and the suppleness as well as removing any dirt that is not seen. Cleaning is not an expensive way to assure the lasting beauty of the coat.