This faux fur fabric has the look and feel of real fur and is just as warm. It can be dyed in various colours and prints to match the patterns on real fur be it chinchilla or cheetah....
Why is Faux Fur Popular?
It is a wonderful feeling to be wrapped up in a fur coat in the winters. The soft and luxurious material keeps you warm and comfortable in the worst of the biting cold. However, having all that fur around you does make you feel guilty that here you are warm and cozy at the cost a poor little helpless animal's life. It makes you wonder if man has actually left his barbaric ways! Hunting and skinning animals for food and clothing just like in the early evolution days. True, the circumstances were different then - for starters there was no PETA to object. Now, however, we are more civilized, we care for our environment and we are worried about the depleting arctic ice caps and disappearing species of flora and fauna. Yet, we continue to breed and kill rabbits, beavers, fox, bear and so many more animals for our comfort.
Well, all animal lovers and animal activists can now breathe a sigh of relief. Technological advances in science have heralded the start of a new method of saving the animals. In the late 1950s, came the creation of fake fur. This was made of acrylic polymers and over the years has gone from looking fake to seeming so authentic - it would take an expert to tell the fake from real. Acrylic polymers have been mixed with other polymers (for the non-techie, this is as far as I will venture) to produce what is called modacrylic fabric - in simple words - Faux Fur fabric.
This faux fur fabric has the look and feel of real fur and is just as warm. It can be dyed in various colours and prints to match the patterns on real fur be it chinchilla or cheetah. The properties of modacrylic fibers make it possible to obtain bright pink, turquoise, purple and even orange colored stuff. There is no limit to the probable uses of faux fur fabric. It is a very essential fashion resource visible on garments and accessories for both men and women. Homes now look brighter, elegant and sometimes just funky and stylized with the addition of bed linen - spreads, bolsters and blankets, furnishings such as rugs, throws and cushion covers. Soon the faux fur may replace the real stuff on walls too!
The fabric is fluffy, bouncy and light, which makes it perfect for accessories such as wraps and boas. Since it is durable and hand washable, faux fur fabric makes very good jackets and rugs! With the material being fire resistant, it's safe too specially when using it around the house! Usually you would need to keep fur away from moisture to avoid losing the sheen. With the advanced fabric curing, faux fur is more resistant to moisture and absorbs it less and so dries up faster. The sheen is maintained with the help of resins used to make the acrylic fibers. What's more, the faux fur fabric is resistant to insect attack!
With all these features, it is not hard to imagine why faux fur fabric is fast becoming a very popular choice for clothes as well as interior dcor. Being available at a fraction of the cost of real fur is just the tip of the iceberg of the benefits of faux fur fabric.
Christopher Schwebius is an entrepreneur who seeks out sharply defined, specifically focused topics to research. Upon finishing his research he provides relevant, un-biased information to his readers based on his discoveries and/or personal experiences. One of his latest ongoing projects can be viewed at http://www.fauxfur-rugs.com
By Christopher Schwebius
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