It happens to the best of us. We are strolling along, killing time, window shopping when we see it…. A product we can’t live without. A weak moment, an impulse buy, that sometimes ends up being buyers remorse.
From season to season, there are trends with the new “it” garment you need to have to be hip that season. A few years back, the trend happened to be the faux fur trim on hooded jackets or coats. It looked stylish without the cruel draw backs of using real fur. (more cost effective too)
General wear means the need for occasional cleaning. Typically most of these style jackets could be washed, except the faux fur trim…. It would wash up good, but it was no friend of heat in the dryer. The once long, full, lush trim turns into a matted, singed, lumpy. There is no going back. Once the heat hits this trim it is detrimental, and your trendy, impulse buy will sit forever in the back of the closet.
There is a way around this though, to keep your jacket looking sharp for the whole season, simply remove the collar if possible, or the entire hood. Wash the jacket as recommended on the label and you are good to go. If the collar or hood is not removable, simply do not put the jacket in the dryer. Hang the jacket to dry. If the jacket still has some light wrinkles when it is done air drying, toss it in a NO HEAT dryer for a few minutes.
To keep your faux fur collar looking its best, use a medium bristle brush to pull through the trim a few times and you are good to go. Your trendy impulse buy is good to go.