If you were to get into a serious conversation with environmentalists about faux fur, depending on how impassioned they are, it could get a little heated. The reason why I say that is because, although faux fur is BIG in the fashion world right now (when it comes to being a real fur alternative), there are some who think that it’s not doing much to help the environment.
Me? I’ve got a couple of faux fur coats and I sleep peacefully every night (at least until I decide to do more research on the topic). The main thing that wears me out about them is not being sure how to properly maintain them. That said, although this video by @brittanyannefay features faux fur rugs, if you don’t want to take faux fur items to get dry cleaned, I’m thinking that this can work for (most) clothing too.
OK, so I did some double-checking, just so y’all won’t be cussing me out if you try to wash your coat at home and it ends up being ruined. Yes, you can machine wash them, so long as you put them on a delicate cycle. HOWEVER — and yes, I am yelling it — you should avoid putting them in the dryer afterwards. Use a towel to absorb any excess water instead and then let them air dry.
As far as brushing goes, you should absolutely do that, no matter what kind of faux fur you are working with. I’ve read that you can use a metal brush, but I’m down with what she said about using a Boar Bristle Hairbrush because they are gentle while being designed to restore texture and shine.
Again, if coins are tight and spending money on dry cleaning is kind of out of the question right now, at least when it comes to your faux fur stuff, there is nothing to worry about. You can handle it — and handle it well — right from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Very cool.
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