How can I use a fur blanket or fur throw?
Fur blankets and throws are a luxurious upgrade to any living room and bedroom. The posh look and feel cannot be matched by any other fabric.
How do I clean a fur blanket?
Your fur throw just like any other material will need some cleaning and care every now and then depending on how often you use it. The most effective way to keep it clean and fresh is to use a steamer and a soft brush.
- First comb the hair against the grain.
- Then steam your fur blanket meticulously.
- Comb it again towards the grain
- Steam again and let it dry and your fur blanket will be fresh and fluffy
Do not use a washing machine! If your fur blanket is heavily stained then you should have it professionally dry cleaned.
If your blanket gets a bit wet let it dry naturally on-air, preferably in an external space. If it gets soaked you may want to have the lining partially removed so that the inner skin part dries faster.
You can store it in the closet during the summer season folded with the side of the lining placed outside. If you do not intend to use it for more than 6 months then you should unfold it once every 6 months and hang it on a well-ventilated area for 3 hours minimum. 1 hour of exposure to sunlight is also recommended. For longer storage periods without use a fur storage vault is advised.
Do fur blankets and throws shed?
All furs will shed a bit over time. The excess hair can be easily removed by spraying water on the blanket and combing initially against the hair grain and then towards the grain. If you plan to use your fur cover heavily (e.g tv couch cover ) then you should opt for a short-haired fur like mink, rex rabbit, or lynx bobcat.
What fur type should I choose for my blanket or throw?
You should consider three factors
- Feel and comfort
The styling aspect is broad, subjective, and a matter of personal taste. Thanks to a huge selection, Skandinavik Fur has this covered for you. Long-haired and rugged-looking fur blankets would match perfectly a rustic, country-style look. Short-haired, sheared furs like beaver or fox have a crisper style and would match a modern interior design space. Fox is somewhere in between and is a jack of all trades. However, it comes to your personal taste and imagination. There are no boundaries and you cannot go wrong with fur.
Usage. If you intend to use it as a couch cover where you will be laying or sitting on the furry side enjoying the supple texture and warmth daily, then a rex rabbit or sheared beaver would be most practical in terms of cleaning and longevity. If you use it as a blanket or mainly as a decorative element then any fur type is suitable.
Feel and comfort. Rex and sheared beaver come to the most supple side of the spectrum. Lynx, fox, and mink are somewhere in the middle, and coyote and raccoon are the least supple furs.
Which is the softest fur blanket and which is the warmest?
The softest fur type is chinchilla but being a delicate fur type it is not recommended for such use. Rex rabbit, fox, lynx, and sheared beaver are very supple.
What type of backings do you use?
Our standard backings are made of satin or cotton. Velvet, cashmere, silk are optional and can be made on-demand. There is no limit to color, design, and material. Just ask us and we will deliver. A thin layer of wool padding is used in all of our blankets, between the skin side and the backing.
Can I order a custom size?
You most certainly can. Contact us with your desired measurements and we will send you a quote. There are no extra fees for custom sizes. The price per sq. inch or sq. cm is standard and does not change.