Never hang your fur garment in a plastic or rubber-lined bag. Plastic prevents air from circulating, which can dry out the leather.
Do not leave jewelry pinned to your fur garment as it can mat the fur. When wearing your coat, do not use a shoulder bag consistently because it can wear away the fur and leave a bald spot.
For day to day storage, keep your fur piece hanging loosely in a dark, cool closet – sunlight and compression can damage or discolor the hairs. Intense light can cause the fur to oxidize or change color.
If your fur gets wet, shake it out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Avoid direct heat or radiators, which can damage both fur and leather. After your fur is dry, shake it again. Most furs will take some rain and snow.
Avoid insecticides, moth proofing, and other chemicals around on your fur, including perfume, hairspray and makeup. Perfume contains alcohol, which can dry your pelts. Once a perfume gets into your fur-including cedar from a cedar chest- it will be there to stay.
If you ever have a spill on it simply use a dry cloth to absorb as much of the spill as possible. Then use a clean damp cloth and blot the area.Never saturate the hide with water or a cleaning solution. Do not apply water or a cleaning solution directly to the hide.
If the hide becomes matted use a heavy duty metal comb. We recommend a Scotch Comb and you can usually purchase these at your local pet store or a store that carries livestock supplies.
We recommend vacuuming your hide at least every week if the hide is used as a rug and as often as needed if used as a wall hanging, bedspread, wrap, or throw.It is best to use the hose on the vacuum cleaner so you do not get the hair tangle in the brush.