Caring for Your Fabulous-Furs

It’s easy to care for your faux fur coat. Spot clean with cold water and mild soap. For a thorough cleaning, dry-clean, Pile Method. This means that solvent is used sparingly so fibers remain light and fluffy. Kanecaron, a high-end acrylic fiber, is responsible for the silky touch and high sheen of our fabrics. It’s the lining rather than the faux fur that calls for dry cleaning. Most satin linings require pressing to look well, which is difficult because faux fur cannot be exposed to high heat. Highly durable, Kanecaron is heat sensitive! Avoid heat of any kind: a radiator, a hot clothes dryer or hot water.

Removing Wrinkles and Creases from Faux Fur

Our faux furs are amazingly resilient and will be beautiful for many, many years. But here are a few tips for keeping your Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Fur fabulous:

  • Step 1: Shake, Shake, Shake - First, whether it's right out of the box that it shipped in or out of a crowded closet, give it a few shakes.
  • Step 2: Use a Clean Pet Bursh Against the Nap - Using a pet brush, brush the pile against the nap. That goes a long way in removing the crease!
  • Step 3: Use COLD Water to Smooth Stubborn Creases - Use a clean cloth, dampened with cold water and wipe against the pile. Faux fur is much like our hair, you can wet it and set it. Let it air dry, DO NOT apply any heat.
  • Step 4: Repeat - If it's an especially stubborn crease, repeat the process.

It's magic with a pet brush and cold water!

Preparing Pillow Forms

So you've purchased one of our 18" or 24" square pillows and you're wondering how to take the insert from the flat, vacuum-packed state it's in to a nice, fluffy pillow. We send our inserts out vacuum-sealed and separate from the cover so that we can give you a really good shipping value. Here is how to re-constitute your pillow:

  • Feel the fibers inside. It's siliconized polyfill, that means it has a coating to make it nice and slippery. Just pinch and pull to separate those fibers and allow the air to get back in between those fibers.
  • When the pillow is looking pretty good, it's time to slip the form into the fur cover.
  • Once you get it into the cover, continue fluffing to fill in the corners.

And that's it! With just a few minutes of preparation, you'll have a full and fluffy pillow.