Cleaning & Glazing

The special fur cleaning process also adds to the longevity of your fur, makes it soft and supple, conditions the leather, frees the fur of dust particles that rob your fur of its sheen. The hairs become fluffy, so the coat looks new again. Sometimes your fur might not look dirty, but it is. Dirt gets trapped into the oils near the leather base of the fur, where it makes the hairs stick together and causes a matted appearance. Fur is hair, after all, and you know how your own hair needs cleaning. Annual cleaning is a necessity even just makeup and dust can rob your fur of its luster and sheen. Fur also absorbs smells, such as those coming from your kitchen if your coat closet is nearby. The cleaning and conditioning process revitalizes it. Cleaning and glazing replace some of the oils in the leather, so the fur does not become stiff. We also hand clean the entire lining!

We also have perfected a cleaning process for all fur-lined fabrics. Our expert cleaners will expertly maintain your lined and trimmed coats. Linings and shells will be expertly restored to their original beauty. Remember, furs and fur-lined coats must be cleaned and glazed each year regardless of use. The back of the pelts is leather that must be moisturized annually in order to prevent cracking and drying. Even when the fur looks good on the outside, it needs care on the inside.

Glazing is a process of bringing out the natural luster and sheen of a fur after it has been cleaned. It involves a steaming and ironing process that will vary with each type of fur. Glazing will restore the life, luster and beauty of your garment. Fur cleaning is performed by hand using a fine powder, which consists of a mixture of ground walnut shells and corncobs. This powder has a very mild cleaning agent added to it and is delicately rubbed into the fur. The powder removes dirt and excess oil from the coat. This process is the safest and most efficient way of cleaning your fur.