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Care of Fur and Shearling


You loved wearing your fur or shearling coat all winter long.

You never looked better or felt warmer than when you were wrapped in the luxurious warmth of fur.

As spring approaches, it’s time to give your fur and shearling garments the TLC they require to ensure they’ll look their best and retain their like-new appearance when the temperatures drop again next winter.

Care Topics:
Ten Ways To Keep Your Fur and Shearling In Top Condition
Top Ten Reasons For Wearing Fur

Ten Ways To Keep Your Fur and Shearling In Top Condition

  1. Always place your furs and shearlings in Cold Storage at Traeger Furs. Traeger provides an on-site Cold Storage facility and service center to care for your garment during the warm summer months.

  2. Have your fur or shearling Traegerized (cleaned, conditioned or weatherized) annually by Traeger Furs. After careful inspection by professional furriers, your garment is treated to a unique, gentle tumbling process requiring special machinery and environmentally-sound cleaning compounds. "Traegerizing" is an exclusive process provided by Traeger Furs.

  3. Never store your furs in home, especially in cedar closets or basements. Because the air is kept dry in cedar to prevent moths, it can also dry out the pelts, causing them to become brittle, crack and split. Basements tend to be damp and can cause mildew.

  4. Never mothproof your fur. Home treatments are no substitute for professional services.

  5. Always hang your fur on a broad-shouldered hanger – never on a wire hanger. Be sure to give your garment plenty of room in your closet so it won’t be crushed.

  6. Never cover your fur in a plastic bag. The plastic prevents air from circulating, crushes the fur and rapidly dries out the hide.

  7.  Bring you fur to the Traeger’s for any repairs such as tears or rips immediately to prevent more extensive and expensive repairs later.

  8. If your fur gets wet, shake it out and allow it to air dry. Always keep away from direct heat which will cause both the hide to become dry and brittle. After the fur air dries, shake it again to fluff it up. If your garment gets water-soaked, you must take it to Traeger Furs immediately for proper treatment in order for it to remain soft and retain its shape.

  9. Try not to use shoulder straps or a handbag over your shoulder on a consistent basis as this is abrasive and will cause worn areas. The same applies to resting elbows on armrests. Always use care with closures.

  10. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of your garment and always bring them to Traeger Furs to ensure they receive the finest fur care possible!

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Top Ten Reasons for Wearing a Fur

  1. Warmth:
    Warmth is the number one reason people like to wear fur, according to a recent poll of fur buyers. Fur is nature’s answer to winter.

  2. Fashion:
    Modern, casual or elegant, fur is always in style. More than 150 top international designers are now using fur in their collections.

  3. Long-Lasting:
    Fur is a naturally durable fiber that lasts for many, many years.

  4. Recyclable:
    As styles change, your fur can be updated and re-styled to reflect the latest fashions.

  5. Environmentally Friendly:
    A fine natural product, fur is bio-degradable and a renewable resource.

  6. Versatile:
    Fur can be worn for all occasions. Whether with jeans or an evening gown, wearing fur will make you look and feel terrific! With lighter weight fur and fur accessories, furs are now a three-season fashion.

  7. Supporting Livelihoods and Cultures:
    When you buy fur, you support thousands of people living on the land; people who have a direct interest in protecting vital wildlife habitat. The fur trade is a proud North American heritage.

  8. Responsible Conservation:
    Furs used in the trade are abundant. Strict government controls ensure that NO endangered species are ever used.

  9. Comfort:
    Soft, sensual, cozy, warm and lightweight - nothing equals the feeling of wearing fur.

  10. Fur is your choice!
    The fur trade is a responsible, well-regulated industry. You can feel proud of your choice to wear natural North American furs.

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