FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SUBJECT: Insurance

SUBJECT: Storage

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Q: How do I insure my fur?


A: Take your fur to a professional furrier for a written appraisal. Give this appraisal to your insurance company so that the fur/furs can be listed on a separate rider of your home owners insurance policy. Ask your insurance agent for advice and details.

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Q: Can I store my fur at home since I have air conditioning?

A: No. Homes with air conditioning generally have too much humidity which can dry out the pelts.

SUBJECT: Conditioning SUBJECT: Fur Care

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Q: How often should my fur be Conditioned?

A: Your fur needs to be Conditioned, cleaned and glazed at least once a year to prevent it from drying out.

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Q: How do I care for my fur?

A: Store your fur with a professional furrier in the spring each year. Have the furrier: condition, clean, and glaze it while it is in storage each year.

SUBJECT: Inherited Fur SUBJECT: What is sheared fur?

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Q: What can I do with a fur coat that I have inherited?

A: The fur can be updated into a more modern style. There are many options that include adding fabrics such as leather, or micro fiber. The inherited fur can also be used to trim a sweater, or cloth coat.

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Q: What is sheared fur?

A: Sheared fur is a fur that has been sheared of the guard hairs and only the silky under fur remains. Many of today’s designers are designing sporty as well as dressy styles that fit well with today's lifestyle.

SUBJECT: Will rain ruin a fur? SUBJECT: Dyeing a fur

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Q: Will rain ruin a fur?

A: A mild rain will not ruin your fur. Just hang the garment up to dry in a well-ventilated room away from direct heat. After it is dry, give the fur a vigorous shake. If your fur gets thoroughly soaked, take it to a professional furrier for proper treatment.

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Q: Does dyeing a fur affect its quality?

A: No. A fur that has been dyed will keep its softness and luster. Dyeing a fur is an option that many of today's designers use to achieve a look that can only be gotten by dying the pelts.

SUBJECT: Sheared and unsheared fur SUBJECT: Quality of a fur

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Q: Is a sheared fur as warm as an unsheared fur?

A: Yes. The warmth of the fur is determined by the under fur, which acts as an insulator. Whether or not the longer guard hairs are sheared off, the under fur remains intact and therefore provides the same warmth.

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Q: How do I tell quality of a fur?

A: The quality of a fur is determined by the quality of the design, the pelts and the workmanship. The design must cause a proper fit and reflect a certain look or lifestyle. The pelts must be well matched, light weight, supple and even in sheen. The workmanship must create even sewed seams and good matching

SUBJECT: Female and male mink pelts

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Q: What is the difference between female and male mink pelts?

A: Female mink pelts are generally smaller and lighter in weight than male mink pelts. Additionally, female pelts have a high luster and are very silky and soft. Male mink pelts are more dense. Each garment, whether male or female, has to be judged individually based on its own quality.

       

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