• Furs should be kept in “cold storage” during the summer, as heat and humidity can damage them. Many furriers maintain cold storage facilities with strict temperature, light, and humidity controls. You can ship your coat to them and have it sent back when you want it, and some even offer pickup and delivery services. Find out if the place you purchased your fur from has this option.
  • Do not put your fur in a home freezer as a substitute for cold storage. The optimal temperature and humidity levels vary depending on what kind of pelts your garment is made from.
  • When not in use, hang your fur in a cool, dark closet. Do not store in a plastic garment bag or cedar chest.
  • Hang on wide hangers to help fur keep its shape.
  • Keep your fur away from direct heat (such as a radiator or air vent).