How To Clean Your Faux Fur Coat In Order To Stay Chic & Cruelty-Free — PHOTOS

Winter is rapidly approaching, and as the season changes into temps that make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, outerwear becomes a person's best friend. Faux fur is surely one of the warmest pieces, so how to clean a faux fur coat becomes increasingly important when looking to up the number of times you intend to wear your favorite cruelty-free jacket or vest.

While there are tons of great options when it comes to outerwear for the winter, there isn't much better than a great piece of faux fur. Sure, puffer jackets keep us super warm in the below freezing winds, and a classic peacoat is a true wardrobe staple, but the versatility of faux fur is what makes it perfect. Whether you want to work a cozy vest, full-on jacket, or even an over the shoulder wrap, you can get it all in faux fur. However when you love something so much, you tend to wear it frequently. This means you'll need to be able to clean your favorite piece of outerwear. So, learning how to clean faux fur needs to be at the top of your to do. Thankfully, I've got you covered.

It's OK To Use Your Washing Machine

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Surprise! Faux fur can be washed in the machine. Don't just haphazardly throw it in, though. Be sure to set your washing machine to delicate and wash with cold water and a mild detergent.

Don't Use Your Dryer

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Instead of sticking your faux fur in the dryer after a wash, roll the wet item in a thick towel to absorb the left over moisture. Reshape the garment and let air dry.

Consider Hand Washing Your Jacket

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Use cold water and a mild detergent to wash your faux fur. Be sure to create suds before dunking your faux fur directly into detergent as well.

Brush Your Faux Fur When Dry

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I'm not kidding. According to Wikihow, using a brush, like a metal brush used for brushing a dog, can smooth and fluff the fur.

Wash It By Itself

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Faux fur can shed, and that means you'll want to keep it separate from your other garments. If you choose to clean in the washing machine, make sure it's separate.

Use Cornmeal

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Sprinkling cornmeal onto a jacket and then working it into the fur with a brush absorbs oil and dirt. Let it sit over night. The following day brush again and shake the jacket to remove the excess.