If you have a fur coat, there's a good chance that you have spent a lot of money on the coat and want to be able to wear it for years. This means that you want to take as good care of the coat as possible. Here are some tips for storing your coat during the summer so that you can extend the use that you are able to get out of it.
1. Store the Coat Somewhere Cold
If possible, try to store your coat somewhere cold during the winter. You want to aim to store your coat in a location that is under 55 degrees Fahrenheit in order to make sure that you are able to slow down the natural aging process of the fur. Fur is going to naturally deteriorate due to the fact that the oils that keep it together are going to evaporate over time, but if you store your coat in a cold location, you will be able to make sure that you slow down the evaporation process as much as you can to extend the life of your fur coat.
In order to store your coat somewhere cold, you are going to want to talk to your furrier if he or she has any cold storage that he or she would be willing to let you access for a fee or if he or she can recommend a storage company that is known for their temperature controlled units.
2. Reduce Humidity
Once you've found a storage unit that is temperature controlled, the next thing is to reduce the humidity levels in which your coat is stored and prevent them from rising. Talk to see if your furrier has storage options and if those storage options are humidity-controlled. If you are storing the coat yourself in a temperature-controlled storage unit, you are going to want to add a dehumidifier to the room in order to make sure that the room does not become too humid. Check on the coat regularly if you are using your own humidifier to make sure that humidity levels are optimal. If humidity levels are too high, the coat will rot. If they are too low, the coat's oils will evaporate very quickly. Talk to your furrier about the optimal humidity levels for your particular pelt and see if he or she can recommend a dehumidifier.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in fur coats like Herman Sellers Gough Furs Furs.