Leather, Suede & Fur Garment Care

Leather, Suede & Fur Garment Care

KC Dry Cleaning searches the world for the best cleaning techniques for your valuable leather, suede and fur garments. Protect your investment and trust your prized garments to professionals who are specifically trained in the most modern cleaning techniques for this type of garment. They will last longer and look better.

The process for having your leather, suede and fur garments cleaned:
  • Ensure all matching pieces are cleaned at the same time.
  • Provide the store with any garment care information that came with the item.
  • Point out any stains. Old, set stains cannot always be removed safely.
  • The store owner will request that you sign a consent form before cleaning to ensure that the risks are explained.
  • Due to the delicate nature of the garments, the store may require the item for an extended period of time to ensure the appropriate care and best cleaning result is achieved.
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Some tips for purchasing and caring for your leather, suede and fur garments:

These types of garments are a major investment and selection is important. It is important to choose carefully and care for your garments wisely.

Selecting a leather garment:

  • Buy from a reputable store.
  • Look for careful matching of colours and textures between portions of the garment. Suede will never be completely uniform, but that is part of its desirability.
  • Avoid a snug fit. Hides are stretched during tanning and some relaxation shrinkage can be expected in use and cleaning.
  • Read and keep any accompanying garment care information.
  • Choose light and pastel colours. They are less likely to fade in cleaning than deep colours.
Proper garment care begins at home:

The following care tips apply to both suede and smooth leathers:

  • Wear a scarf to protect the collar area from perspiration and body oils.
  • If the garment gets wet, air dry it away from heat. Store leather garments in a cool, ventilated area. Leather is subject to drying out if exposed to dry heat and to mildew if stored in a hot, humid environment.
  • Do not store leather in a plastic bag.
  • If staining occurs, take the garment to a professional leather and suede dry cleaner such as KC Dry Cleaning as soon as possible. Please do not try to remove spots at home.

Find your nearest store to ask about cleaning your precious leather, suede or fur garment.