All about Faux Fur

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"Faux (pronounced /ˈfoʊ/, like "foe") is a French word for false or fake. It is often used in English phrases such as faux pearls, and faux fur.

When manufactu­ring faux objects or materials, an attempt is often made to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible. However, some products are in­ten­ti­onal­ly made to look "faux", for example, faux furs made for prospective buyers who want their fur to be recognizable as imitation due to controversy over the use and manufacture of real animal furs."

Very succinctly put, Wikipedia!

Firstly let’s clear the matter up once and for all, ALL of our furs are completely artificial and man-made. We firmly believe that real animal fur belongs in one place only – on the animal which grew it, and who­lehe­ar­ted­ly support the growing Anti-Fur Trade Movement, which includes celebrity proponents such as Sir Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney, Sophie Ellix Bextor, and Martha Stewart.

The animal-style faux fur products which we sell are unashamedly are made to faithfully represent as closely as possible the original animal fur – at least in appearance. However, not all furry animals carry soft, cuddly fur – some is quite rough and abrasive, so some compromise is often made to produce the tactile charm which is so cha­rac­te­ris­tic of our faux fur products.

Secondly, we now carry a range of faux fur throws which are designed to co-ordinate with contemporary interior colour schemes, so you will see some dyed furs in colours such as pink, aubergine and red which are clearly not intended to represent a real animal! Pink Panthers and Pink Elephants don’t count!

It's great to know that faux fur closely imitates the heat-preserving qualities of real fur. For the technically minded, the closely packed fur strands trap air which acts like a huge insulating blanket. Owning a faux fur throw CAN help you reduce your heating bills, used as extra insulation on your bed, whilst snuggling up to watch TV, or on the back seat of your car in cold weather. Luxury and economy all in one!

If you are interested in how faux fur is made, an informative article from Answers.Com can be found at: www.­answers.­com/­topic/­fake-fur.