Proper Storage of Fur Hats

Now that we are sure that Old Man Winter has given up his grip on us we face the task of switching our closets from winter clothes to summer ones. Replacing the heavy cable knit sweaters for sundresses and short sleeved shirts is easy enough but what about that gorgeous fur hat you got for Christmas?

Your customers may be asking you that very question, or you could be wondering what to do if you have extra stock after the winter season.

Taking care of a fur hat is actually a two part process; caring for the fur is important but taking care of the hide is what makes your fur last.

– Keep your hat in a cool, dry place, away from the heat and sun and let it breathe. Storing the fur hat on a shelf in a large closet with air circulation is the best place in your house.

– Fur cannot handle excess heat, never put any fur piece into a washing machine or dryer or attempt to dry it with a hairdryer. The hide will dry and crack, letting go of the fur and creating bald spots.

– Do not store your fur hat in a cedar closet or cedar chest. The oils in the cedar will damage the fur and cedar will absorb the necessary moisture in the hide, leaving the hat defenseless.

– Mothballs will react with the natural oils in your fur and damage your hat. If you are concerned about pest problems try tucking a dryer sheet near the hat, just make sure it does not come into direct contact with your fur. It is always a good idea to check your hat periodically during the summer months.

– Avoid direct light, it will also cause drying.

– Never crush or flatten a fur hat.

– Do not store it in a plastic bag or packed tightly with other things, friction will damage your fur.

– Fur hats can be stored within loose tissue and open hat boxes.

– Avoiding prolonged exposure to moisture is as important as not letting it dry out.

– Never washed or dry clean the hat, if needed take it to a professional fur cleaner before you store it for the off season.

Of course a cold storage facility is always the best place for any fur garment but you can keep your fur accessories beautiful for many years by taking care of them properly yourselves.


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