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How to Keep a Fur Coat From Shedding

Updated April 17, 2017

If you want to keep your fur coat from shedding, treat it as good as you can. Moisture, humidity and mishandling are your coat's enemies, but as long as you take proper care of it, your coat can give you many years of joy.

Hang your fur coat on a broad-shouldered hanger to keep the fur from clumping together. Give the cloakroom in the closet, so that the fur doesn't get crushed. Crushing your coat can cause the fur to become matted, which can lead to breakage or shedding.

Don't store your fur coat in a plastic bag or a clothing bag. The fur needs to have air circulating around it to prevent the leather from drying out or becoming brittle. If you put it in a storage bag for travelling, use a cloth garment bag. Do not crush the coat if you are packing it.

Keep your fur coat out of moisture or areas with high humidity to prevent the coat from moulding. If the fur gets wet, shake it out thoroughly, and hang it on a broad-shouldered hanger in an area with plenty of ventilation. Never place the fur in direct heat or near a heater. Once the fur has dried, shake the coat out again. If the coat has become soaked, seek a professional's advice.

Don't carry any type of purse or bag with a shoulder strap, so you do not damage the fur. Don't attach pins or broaches to the coat, as this can cause damage and fur loss. Never brush the fur.

Never use mothproof products, as they can damage the leather and fur. If you need to treat your fur coat for any reason, let a professional do it.

Things You'll Need

  • Broad-shouldered hanger
  • Cloth garment bag (optional)
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Sonija Gierman has been a writer for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in the "Tampabay Sun" and "Pinellas Park Beacon" newspapers, as well as on various websites.