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Frequently Asked Questions

CARE
How do I fix matted faux fur on a hood or “hoody”?
Should you store a fur in a cedar closet?
How should I store my faux fur throw?
How do I clean my throw?

GENERAL
How would this faux fur fabric fare as a fur suit?
Can you recommend a skilled furrier or tailor that can make a coat out of Tissavel?
What are the stripes on your faux furs?
Does your faux fur fabric have lines on the backing marking out the pelt lines?
Do you have to join two panels to make a bed cover?
What is the width of the fabric?
What is the difference between your throws and others seen on the web and in stores?
How do I upholster a headboard?
Can I get one of your shaggy furs but in a shorter length?
What does FAUX FUR mean?
What is the exact measurement of a half-yard of Tissavel?
Do you have to line your faux furs?
What color is the faux suede backing on your throws?
What is the backing on your throws?

ORDERING
Do you have a printed catalog?
My order has a status of ALLOCATED. What does it mean?
What does it mean?
How long before you ship my throw order?
How long before you ship my fabric order?
Do you ever have sales?
Do you accept lay-away?
Can I pay by check?

SHIPPING
How much is shipping?
Do you ship overseas?

STOCK
Why are you discontinuing some faux furs?
How long will it take before your stock is replaced when an item is out of stock?

Tips and ideas

Here are a few tips and ideas to help you with your faux fur projects. If you have any ideas or request for additional tips please submit them using our Contact-Us form

How to
Sew Faux Fur
Clean Faux Fur
Make a Pillow
Make a Headband
Make a Scarf
Make a Shaggy Lampshade

Faux Fur Knowledge Base

Articles on faux fur fabrics and products made with faux fur.

Images of Tissavel Faux Fur Throws
Images of faux fur throws
Suedes - Faux and Micro
Our suede choices
Teddy Bears
See our colors of bears.
Faux Fur Backing
Woven versus Knitted
Tissavel - Tested for harmful substances
Confidence in Textiles License
Faux Fur Colorizing
Dyes and Paints
Faux Fur Drying
Friction Danger
Throw Sizes
Choosing the right size
Product Guarantee
The Details

CARE

How do I fix matted faux fur on a hood or “hoody”?
(I washed and dried my “hoody” and the faux fur came out looking horrible.)

Very little can be done to restore the fake fur once it has been heat damaged. If the garment was mine and has sentimental value I would locate suitable faux fur and replace the damaged fabric to restore the garment. Other READERS contemplating cleaning their faux fur products should review our documents on the subject by clicking the "Information" button on our navigation bar.

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Should you store a fur in a cedar closet?

We are not an authority on real fur and don’t own any real fur but we know that cedar wood is a natural dehydrator and that's real bad for the skin of the fur. Secondly the aroma of the cedar wood and the cedar oil that you must apply seasonally to the wood would adhere to the fur and does affect some people. An entire fur cleaning/storage industry has evolved due to the demand for prolonging the life of real fur and that if you wish to maintain your garment we would suggest looking into one in your area.

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How should I store my faux fur throw?
The season is over, what is the best way? Should it be hung or store folded in a box?

It's always throw season due to the ornamental quality of a faux fur throw. Air them outside for the day after having inspected them for any stains (see our article on cleaning faux fur in the tips section). Fold the throw in three with the fur side out. And gently fold or roll to fit into a storage box. The throw does get a little creased at the deepest folds within the box, so try to keep it as loose as possible and rotate them during the off-season if possible.

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How do I clean my throw?

We have a good write up on this subject at http://www.prefurs.com/how-to-clean-faux-fur.htm and please also read our dryer warning http://www.prefurs.com/faux-fur-drying.htm

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GENERAL

How would this faux fur fabric fare as a fur suit?
And any tips for making a fur suit?

  1. Tissavel faux fur is an excellent choice for making a “fur suit” for a number of reasons:
  2. The quality means it will stand-up to a lot of wear and tear. Making the suit is a large investment of time and money so you should consider quality materials.
  3. The woven backing of the faux fur means that it is lot more stable and won’t easily stretch out of shape or start shedding.
  4. The woven backing does make it harder to work with. The cotton content of the backing will make the fur suit more comfortable and cooler to wear.
  5. For tips try some of the “fur suit” websites and blogs devoted to this topic.
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Can you recommend a skilled furrier or tailor that can make a coat out of Tissavel?

There are some really skilled people out there and we’ll be happy to try and match you up with one. Please use our online form “Ask Leena” or email us for more information.

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What are the stripes on your faux furs?
I noticed that on you present some furs (such as the grey fox, or the grey wolf) with sharply contrasting stripes running downwards. Are the furs actually striped in such a way, or is that just the fur being brushed from different angles?

The faux fur has these additional colors and some are even trimmed to create realistic patterns in the fur.

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Does your faux fur fabric have lines on the backing marking out the pelt lines?

Tissavel faux fur has lines on the backing that register with the pattern on the fur to help when matching the pattern during cutting and sewing.

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Do you have to join two panels to make a bed cover?
The fabric is sold in 54" width size, does this mean that that blankets need two be seamed in two sections to get the a full size blanket? A full size is usually about 79 X 95 In. not 54x 78.

Yes, that's correct, but a throw is not a blanket. Throws range in width from 50 to 72 inches, typically the width of a single panel of faux fur. We offer blankets or bed covers in the following standard sizes: Queen cover 106" x 88" King cover 106" x 102" Using these standard sizes we can offer our clients a large cover without wasting any faux fur and a single seam down the middle.

We do custom sizes all the time and to make your example blanket of 79 x 95 we would sew two panels of 79” x 95” together, cut and discard two strips of 5 inches off each side to keep the seam in the middle. It is very hard to detect the seam of two faux fur panels that have been completed properly. Seam allowances play a part in overall dimensions, we have left them out of this discussion to maintain clarity.

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What is the width of the fabric?

All our Tissavel faux fur fabrics are specified to be 54” wide. Our shaggy fabrics 59/60” wide.

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What is the difference between your throws and others seen on the web and in stores?

The difference is in the quality of the faux fur itself, we use only Tissavel faux fur for our Regal and Deluxe Regal Throws. Tissavel faux fur uses extremely high-grade Acrylic and Mod Acrylic for its pile and 100% woven cotton backing. The density of the pile is often 2 to 5 times greater than other imported and domestic faux furs.

A woven backing is a very important consideration that many people overlook, most other faux fur uses knitted polyester backings which tends to stretch and can be very detrimental to the pile. Stretch the backing one too many times and the water-based resin used to bind the pile fiber loops to the backing begins to break down and you get uncontrollable shedding.

Our Regal throw also use a high grade faux suede backing that covers the full width of the fur without requiring a seam. Each throw is fitted, pinned prior to sewing and hand stitched closed.

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How do I upholster a headboard?

You can use 3M Super adhesive #77 and a staple gun. Stick the foam to the headboard with the glue and then lay the fur over the foam. Fold the edge of the fur and staple or tack to the headboard along the edges of the foam. Then groom the fur caught under the staples to hide the fasteners.

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Can I get one of your shaggy furs but in a shorter length?

We don’t carry any shorter versions of our shaggy. If you only require a little that is shorter try trimming it with scissors or a hair trimmer.

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What does FAUX FUR mean?

"Faux" is the French word for "fake" or man-made. It's commonly used in the fashion and home decor industry.
Faux fur = fake fur or man-made materials.

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What is the exact measurement of a half-yard of Tissavel?

A half-yard would provide you with a piece of Tissavel that measures 18” x 54”.

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Do you have to line your faux furs?
You say that your fur has a woven cotton backing.

The substrate (base) fabric that holds the individual fur fibers is the woven cotton. Look at this link to see the fur backing http://www.prefurs.com/Faux-fur-woven-vs-knitted.htm. You would still require lining if you are making a garment or throw.

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What color is the faux suede backing on your throws?

The suede is buckskin in color, and goes well with all our faux furs.

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What is the backing on your throws?

We use quality faux suede as the lining for our single sided Regal Throws.

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ORDERING

Do you have a printed catalog?

We don’t have a print catalog; please use our web site for updated product offerings.

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My order has a status of ALLOCATED. What does it mean?

It means that your order has been accepted and placed in the production schedule. Orders go through 5 milestones or steps:

Review: The order has been placed, waiting for review.
Allocated: The order has been accepted and is scheduled for production.
Production: The order is in production.
Packaging: The order is complete and packaged.
Shipped: The order has been assigned a waybill and is at the loading dock.

Orders can also be assigned a Cancelled status.

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How long before you ship my throw order?

We usually ship by the second business day if you order a faux fur that is in stock for your throw. Holiday rush and adverse weather may extend the production delay.

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How long before you ship my fabric order?

We ship the next day if your order is in before noon eastern standard time. Holiday rush and adverse weather may extend the delay.

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Do you ever have sales?

We never have “sales” but we do sometimes offer-discounted items on our Ready-Made page. These items are returns that we have accepted from clients. Any flaws or damage will be indicated on the item.

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Do you accept lay-away?

Sorry, we don’t offer lay-away.

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Can I pay by check?

Yes you can pay by check, money order or bank draft. Some delays will occur from the time we receive your payment until it clears at our banks. Order as you would normally and select payment by Money Order. Make sure you include the order number with your payment and send it to:

Premium Furs Inc.
PO BOX 407
Malone, NY 12953

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SHIPPING

How much is shipping?

It is easier and accurate to enter your order ever if you’re not ready to order just yet. The shopping cart will then provide you with many shipping options. Simply cancel at that point before entering any payment information.

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Do you ship overseas?

We ship worldwide. To calculate the freight review the “How much is shipping” answer.

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STOCK

Why are you discontinuing some faux furs?

The manufacturer Tissavel discontinues fur lines based on fashion designer needs even though the discontinued faux fur is an excellent product that is still fashionable for the home décor industry. The volume used in the décor industry is insignificant in comparison to the consumption used in the clothing industry.

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How long will it take before your stock is replaced when an item is out of stock?

It takes between 12 and 16 weeks for our order to arrive from Tissavel in France. You should check with us by email as the shipment may have already arrived.

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