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How To Wash Faux Fur

Step 2: Handwash

Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing faux fur. 


Step 1: Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to a tub or sink filled with cool water. 

Step 2: Submerge the item and gently agitate the water to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes. 

Step 3: Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. 

Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

Hand washing sweater
how to wash faux fur machine wash

Step 3: Machine Wash

If machine washing, place the item in a Mesh Bag. We only recommend machine laundering faux fur specifically tagged as “washable”. 

Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low. 

Add the appropriate amount of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo according to the machine and load size. 

Faux Fur Blanket: 

Step 1: If possible, put blanket in a Mesh Bag before putting it into the machine. 

Step 2: Use a cashmere detergent like Wool & Cashmere Shampoo with cold water on a delicate cycle. 

Step 3: Air dry in the item’s natural shape. Brush with a wire brush to untangle the fur.

Step 4: Dry & Finish

Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. Do not put it in the dryer! The heat will cause the synthetic fibers to warp and melt. 

Use a wide-tooth comb or wire brush to gently detangle and brush the faux fur. 

To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish. If you don't have a steamer, you can use the iron by hovering over the item using the steam setting.

how to wash faux fur step 4 - dry and finish
Cashmere sweater in mesh bag

Step 5: Store

Always store items clean. We recommend storing in a breathable, zippered cotton or canvas bag to protect items from bugs. 

Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs. 

All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.

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