Owning a fur coat for warmth in the winter is a perfect solution. Furs are naturally insulated, which is why they keep you warm during those cold, blistering winter days. Fur coats and jackets are a green product, which does not harm the environment.
Over time, maintenance of a fur coat is strongly recommended. We recommend cold fur storage yearly. Furs Need to Be cleaned at least once every two years.
The caring of fur has it’s moments. Remember fur is natural and within time there can be some repair issues. Since fur naturally decomposes. Over time you will have rip, a tear or some dried pelts. The majority of the time, this can be repaired. New fur can be added to replace any fur that has been deteriorating over many years of wear.
Real fur is an organic material. « Faux fur » (fake fur) and most synthetics are made from petrochemicals. Like other plastics, these materials do not break down easily and will remain in landfills for centuries. The “dressing” process (tanning) helps to preserve the pelts for some time. After many years of use, they will eventually dry out and begin to deteriorate (i.e., biodegrade), returning to nature. Old fur apparel can even be composted for your garden!
The fur is a natural, organic material, and like all such materials will quickly disintegrate and biodegrade unless preventive measures are taken. To prolong the life of fur garments, pelts first undergo a unique tanning process known as “dressing”. This process protects the hair follicles and the fur while preserving the skin, making it less likely to disintegrate and, therefore, more durable.
However, even this tanning process cannot prevent deterioration entirely, and the fur pelts will, in time, dry out and become brittle. But when the garment is properly cared for, this could take several decades.
Eventually, however, fur pelts will biodegrade just like any other organic material, and can even be turned into compost for your garden. To demonstrate this, and also to compare the rate of degradation with that of fake fur made from petroleum, Truth About Fur conducted the Great Fur Burial experiment. The results were precise. After one year, the real fur had almost entirely biodegraded, while the fake fur remained intact.
Great selection of Fox Headbands, Fox Earmuffs and Fur Hats in the most stylish Colors imaginable.
Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases to wherever you may be. We have over 2000 quality furs to choose from. Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.
Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats, French designed furs along and designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.
Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur garment, a collar from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.
Check out New Russian Designer Fur Coat Collection. We have developed this collection with the help of a Russian Fur designer.
With over 1000 furs styles to choose from, our unique designs will be stand alone. Only one fur sample per style will be available for purchase.