Your animal fur coat keeps you stylish, but it does not do well in the heat and humidity.
Fur coats are worn for one purpose and one purpose only: luxury and fashion. Store your animal fur garments in cold storage when you are done wearing them for the season, or not presently using it. This is one of the most important steps you can take in order to preserve your animal fur to keep it lush and “fresh.” If you want to keep the animal fur in your closet well-preserved, take these steps.
As temperatures decrease, molecules slow down. In biological materials such as the animal fur in your closet, the slower-moving molecules reduce the biodegradation process and keep the organic material as fresh as possible.
So why not just freeze the jackets? Well, when water freezes, it expands. When something is frozen and thawed repeatedly, it expands and contracts, and over multiple repetitions of this stressful process, the damage is sped up.
The same thing happens to the natural oils in your furs. The colder temperatures slow the evaporation process of these essential oils. Once these oils have been depleted, animal fur accessories can deteriorate and crumble easily.
Keep your animal furs between 34-45 degrees Fahrenheit to keep them at optimal conditions.
Humidity control is an important aspect of keeping animal fur in the second-most pristine condition possible. If the humidity is too high, the pelts and fur can rot quicker as bacteria multiply and eat faster. But if the humidity is too low, then the natural oils will evaporate quicker and deteriorate faster.
Keep your animal furs somewhere between 45 and 55 percent humidity.