Shearling Coat Care
Shearling coats and jackets are easy to take care of, although
you do have to keep in mind a few things to avoid accidental
damage to them. Here's our care guide.
If your shearling jacket gets wet, let the coat dry naturally.
Don't place by a fire or other high heat source. Heat can dry
out the natural oils in the hides.
Do not wash your shearling coat or jacket in a washing machine
or put in a dryer. Most shearling coats are meant to be dry
cleaned. When looking for a dry cleaner, make sure that they
know how to properly clean a shearling coat. The process must
include putting the natural oils back into the hides. Without
doing this process, the hides will dry out and the coat will be
When hanging your Shearling Coat or Jacket use on a sturdy, well
shaped coat hangar. Don't use a wire hanger that's going to put
"pokies" in the shoulders and don't hang it up on a knob for
extended periods of time.
Avoid stain resistant treatments that are made of silicone. We
recommend Cavalier brand Protect-All. It will give you a layer
of protection without changing the color or finish.
Do not put adhesive stickers on shearling coats or jackets, as
part of the adhesive can either get left behind or the adhesive
may itself pull off some of the fabric.
Never place a shearling coat or jacket right next to a open fire
or other strong heat source, such as a heater. The high heat
from a fire or heater can damage a shearling coat or jacket.
Also do not store a shearling coat in direct sunlight as it can
bleach a shearling coat over time.
When storing shearling coats and jackets, never put them in a
plastic garment bag for any sort of extended time because they
need to breath. Cloth garment bags are highly recommended for
both storage and travel of shearling jackets and coats.
Never leave your coat in a car or trunk for any amount of time
on a hot day, especially if it is wet. The combination of water,
being crumpled & excessive heat generally results in the coat
shrinking, smelling musty and losing its shape. (Even the best
cleaner or restorer will have a tough time restoring it.)
You can choose to have your coat stored over the summer but most
people tend to keep them at home in a climate controlled room
and this seems to work fine. Never put them in the attic or
basement for storeage.