We are just over a month into “winter,” and you might already be longing for the warmer weather! No matter how you feel about winter, it’s pretty clear that the colder weather and snow can ruin your possessions. Nothing is more disappointing than having a new Denver fur coa
t that has been damaged due to weather. If you are needing professional assistance we are here to help.
The first thing to know is you should never, ever, place your fur coat in the dryer. The heat can cause your fur coat to dry out, and prolonged exposure can even cause it to become brittle and fragile. Not to mention that the heat will cause your fur coat to have a dull and lackluster appearance.
Just as humidity affects human hair, humidity can affect the fur on your coat as well. Too much moisture in the air, or inversely not enough, can cause the oils in your fur to behave in different ways. While wearing the coat out in public is safe, make sure you are paying attention to where you store your coat. This is where you’ll need to be worried! Always store your coat in a cool place.
Just as humidity can affect your fur coat, so can light. Once again, you are still able to wear to wear your coat outside but you should avoid storing your coat in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight oxidizes with the fur you are wearing and can cause discoloration. Often times the discoloration can turn your coat to unattractive colors and make it almost unwearable. In addition to always storing your coat in a cool place, it should be a dark place as well to avoid this discoloration.
While you store your coat in a cool dark place...bugs tend to live there as well. Bugs love to burrow in the warm, soft fur of your coat and it’s important while storing it in a cool and dark place you should keep a cotton bag over it. This will help protect your coat from the bugs we all dread!
Whether you need help taking care of your current fur coat, or are looking to purchase a new one be sure to contact us here at Jonval leather and fur. We are here to help answer any questions you may have and are here to help and help you decide on the perfect fur coat. With a wide variety of leather (and fur) jackets at your disposal, we can find, or design, the jacket that’s perfect for you and matches your style. Checkout the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available. Be sure to stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.