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Taking Care of and Cleaning Fur Coats

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Now and in all likelihood, forever, a fur coat represents the height of luxury. Not only are these garments expensive to obtain, but also require fur dry cleaning by experienced professionals to maintain their luster, value, and vitality. That’s because, just as with humans, each individual animal hair follicle is rooted in its hide, and it is most important that the structural integrity of the hide or leather is maintained. So if your fur is not routinely cleaned, not only will dirt and grime, and even bacteria, settle in its strands, but also the hide will dry out, crack, and the hair will fall out. In short, the garment will be ruined. In this posting Cameo by Copeland Cleaners, the leading fur dry cleaning establishment in New York City, will detail why, to extend the service life of your luxury garment, routinely dry cleaning your fur coats and jackets, even hats, is essential.

Let us begin with a major caveat. Do not think that any dry cleaning establishment can dry clean your fur garments. Not only is the structure of the ‘fabric’ unlike, say, luxury items made from woven cloth, but these garments must be constructed differently than machine sewn garments. Most dry cleaners have neither the experience, the solutions, or the highly specialized cleaning processes to clean, maintain, and even store your garment property. That is why, for over eight decades, many New Yorkers have trusted Cameo by Copeland Cleaners with maintaining their investment wardrobes, especially with their fur dry cleaning requirements.

You might be thinking, how often does my fur need to be cleaned? The experts at Cameo by Copeland Cleaners advise that at least once, optimally twice per season, and three times if the fur is worn frequently. You may not think about it but fur strands are magnets for whatever airborne substances are in the environment. Your cosmetics, perfumes, dust, dander, air, and windborne debris all settle in your fur and must be removed as soon as possible to extend the life of your garment. With regular fur dry cleaning, by the experts at Cameo by Copeland Cleaners, however, all dirt, any grime, and/or residue will be completely removed, the hide preserved, and its luster and sheen will be restored.

When our professionals receive your fur garment, and you may drop it off or arrange to have it picked up, our experts will assess its condition. Should any findings such as hooks be missing, or the lining armhole or hem needs mending, we will be glad to address these issues prior to cleaning your fur. Once cleaned and restored, know that Cameo by Copeland Cleaners also offers a cold storage service whereby your garment will be stored under optimal conditions until once again, the barometer signals that it is time to wear your fur jacket or coat for the winter season. We strictly advise against storing your fur at home, but if you must, use a padded hanger, never cover it with plastic, or stuff it into a crowded closet. For smaller garments, consider purchasing an acid-free storage box and placing the carefully folded, boxed garment on a shelf away from any light fixture. Remember, superior fur dry cleaning is a specialty performed by our consummate professionals at Cameo by Copeland Cleaners. Learn more by contacting our experts today!