The number one concern with fur is that the natural oils in the pelts will dry out. When this happens the pelts become so dry, that they rip apart like paper. When you rub your fingers through the fur you should be able to feel a slight oiliness, this is normal. Dust, pollutants and airborne particles are attracted to this and get caught in the hairs of the fur. They then act as a sponge drawing the natural oils out of the pelts. These particles also have a huge effect on the hairs of your coat that can wear on the natural shine of the fur over time, making your coat look old and worn.
Always in Vogue recommend a professional cleaning after every two winter seasons. Our process is a dry fur clean, meaning we use a chemical called Mineral Spirits, mixed with sawdust. We then place the coat into a drum for one hour, where the sawdust beats against the fur taking out any dust or particles it may have gathered over the seasons. We then place it into a second drum for an hour. This drum takes out the sawdust that went into the fur.
Once this process is complete the fur will go through a glazing machine. The purpose of the glazing machine is to comb and polish the furs and manually apply a glazing solution to restore the lust.The pockets are then blown out to make sure there is no remaining sawdust left over.
The final stage is steaming the lining and steaming the fur. We use a hand steaming machine to make sure the lining looks good as new. The final step of steaming the fur is to make sure all the hair is lifted and the dullness is taken away.
Always in Vogue strives in customer service and taking care of your valuable fur garment is one of the many services we offer.