As a rule, it’s time to store your coats and garments when it’s too warm to wear them.
In the Carolinas, fur storage season starts in April.
Cold storage is one of the most important things you can do to care for your fur, shearling and cashmere garments. Kriegsman’s on-premise cold storage protects the longevity and value of your luxury outerwear, so you can enjoy it season after season.
Our professional cold storage helps with:
If a coat is kept in an area with low humidity, the natural oils will evaporate quickly causing the garment to become dry and brittle. If the humidity is too high, the pelts can rot quickly or mold. We strenuously caution against storing your fur in a freezer! As the leather pelt freezes, it contracts – and when it thaws, the pelt expands – which causes stress on every seam in the garment and damages your coat. Kriegsman’s cold fur storage provides the proper temperature and humidity to prevent loss of natural oils and deterioration of pelts.
Every year we see fur coats and cashmere coats with moth damage because garments were improperly stored in custom cedar closets. The only fix for moth damage is pelt replacement, which is an extremely expensive repair. Cashmere coats and fine woolens have to be re-woven. Adding mothballs to home storage is never recommended because the fur and lining absorb the odor and is nearly impossible to remove.
Kriegsman’s has been selected as an Authorized Furcare Specialist by the Fur Information Council of America.
We service many North Carolina cities with local events to help you with your garment maintenance. Look for us in Asheville, Danville, Hickory, Pinehurst, Raleigh and Winston-Salem.