Cleaning and Care
Cleaning and Care of your Faux Fur
It is easy to care for your Faux Fur, and we always recommend that you dry clean, using Specialist Cool Dry Cleaning Process
Our Faux Furs are hand washable in lukewarm (almost cold) water using a gentle, mild, ‘for hand washing’ soap powder. You can machine wash our Faux Fur on ‘delicate’ cycle. However, it is often the backing on the throws/fashions that limits machine or hand washing. For example, our Faux Suedes are hand or machine washable (lukewarm or ‘delicate’ cycles) but Velvets, Satins, Printed Velvets and Crushed Velvets can shrink slightly and do crease in the washing process. Heat must not be applied to Faux Fur so it is impossible to iron and even the smallest amount of shrinkage can cause the product to look misshapen. Spot cleaning with cold water and/or gentle soap is the best way for small areas - for a thorough cleaning we recommend dry cleaning. Also, if you are buying one of our larger throws or a throw that has Faux Fur on both sides it will be very heavy when wet and quite difficult to lift.
DO NOT HEAT TO DRY OR PUT NEAR HEAT TO DRY.
That is, do not use a dryer or radiator, or place in front of a fire to dry. The best way to dry is to lay flat or hang over a line. This is because the product used to create the fabulously natural sheen on the faux fur is very susceptible to heat and any heat application will ruin the faux fur fabric.
To summarise: we do not recommend washing or machine washing our throws and advise that washing our throws will invalidate your 12 month warrantee against defective products. After all, would you wash your favourite fur or suede coat?! If you follow these simple guidelines your faux fur product will last many years, if not a lifetime. Cushion covers may be machine or hand washed in lukewarm water or on the ‘delicate’ cycle in your washing machine and dried flat or on a line. After washing, raise the pile by gently brushing with a soft hairbrush. NEVER use any bleaches, harsh cleaning products or cleaning chemicals, and do NOT tumble dry. Individual cleaning instructions will be sent out with each product.
Care of Faux Fur - Our faux fur is for domestic decorative use only - e.g regulaer 'sitting in' will break the fibres and the fur will become rough.
Pet Blankets, Accessories, Fashion Accessories, Cosies, Mitts and Draught excluders.
Wash on 'delicates' and dry naturally. your product will come up perfect time after time. Gently brush the fur while damp to remove any creases.
Please do not use with any oils or creams as they will be almost impossible to remove even with washing.