Suede on one side and wooly on the other, shearling coats offer a bohemian unisex look that gives any ensemble a sense of style that is rugged and carefree. To ensure a long life of wear, specialized care techniques are required to properly clean the shearling.
Dry your shearling coat completely before cleaning -- as a winter jacket, this garment is often a bit damp from snow or rain. Thoroughly blot the entire coat with a towel and allow it to air dry at room temperature. To avoid damage, do not place the coat near heat sources, such as heaters or stoves.
Remove any visible debris from the wooly side of your shearling coat with a pair of tweezers.
Lightly dampen a clean cloth or sponge and blot small stains on the furry material to dissolve them. Sop up excess moisture with a clean towel.
Sprinkle corn starch on tougher stains on the jacket's suede surface, such as grease, oil or beverages. Allow the cornstarch to rest overnight -- two nights in the case of stubborn stains. Vacuum out the corn starch with a brush attachment.
Brush the suede material with a suede brush, working against the material's nap. In addition to restoring the nap of the fabric, the brush helps work out minor dirt stains and loose debris.
Hang the coat in the bathroom while you take a steamy shower to remove any wrinkles. Use a sturdy, structured hanger to help the heavy coat maintain its shape.
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