Colors you can expect to find

Fur colors Common mink colors Ranch – farm raised, espresso brown and specially bred. Black and shiny means a dyed fur. Check the hide, black skin = dyed Tourmaline – soft, creamy beige also farm raised Grey Shadow – dark grey centers with light grey sides, farm raised “Autumn Haze”…

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Common non-mink furs

Types of fur you may come across: Astrakhan – curly lamb from the Middle East Barluzin sable – Russian, shades of brown Carical – the best is from Turkey, a mix of tight curls and long wavy hair Matara – Seal, dyed reddish brown Coney Island seal – sheared dyed…

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Proper Fur Storage

Why store your coat in a climate-controlled vault Fur is susceptible to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. When it is humid the fur and skin load up with moisture, then dries out when the humidity drops. Repeated exposure to the cycle causes the skins to get brittle and shortens the…

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Wearing your fur

Part 2 Wearing your fur Don’t smoke while wearing your fur. The odor is almost impossible to remove. Don’t wear your fur in the rain or in a heavy wet snow. The water will go through the fur, the skins and the lining causing to come apart at the seams,…

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How to be a smart fur owner

Part 1 Storage Don’t store your fur in a metal storage shed. The fur will dry out causing oxidation and the hide to loose flexibility. Don’t store your fur folded up in tight or in a small space for more than a week. It will cause permanent wrinkles in the…

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Hi, I’m Dee

Working with fur is an old, traditional industry with a unique roster of craftspeople and customers. Along with bringing their fur problems for us to solve, customers come in with their stories. And oh my, the stories, many you won’t believe. Some are funny, and we all need a laugh;…

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