Fake fur, also called faux fur, is known as pile the Camouflaged Volume 4 PDF, which is engineered to have the appearance and warmth of animal fur. It was first introduced on the market in 1929.
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These early attempts at imitation fur were made using hair from the alpaca, a South American mammal. In the 1940s, the quality of fake furs was vastly improved by advances in textile manufacture technology. However, the true modern fake furs were not developed until the mid 1950s, with the introduction of acrylic polymers as replacements for alpaca hair. However, its increasing popularity has been credited to its promotion by animal rights and animal welfare organizations which claim that it is an animal-friendly alternative to traditional fur clothing.
It is also sometimes used for craft projects because it can be sewn on a sewing machine. The fake fur does not require cold storage to prevent deterioration and is impervious to moths. A 1979 study commissioned by the Fund for Animals argued that the energy consumption for the production of one coat made out of fake fur was 120 MBtu, compared to 433 MBtu for trapped animals and 7,965 MBtu for animals raised in fur farms. This study has been criticized as being biased and outdated. The fake fur is not an animal-use product. The fake fur does not require or encourage the breeding of animals in factory farms like real fur.
Fake fur is much cheaper than real fur so is more affordable. Fake fur is not as insulating and does not allow the skin to breathe as much as real fur. Fake fur is made from various materials including blends of acrylic and modacrylic polymers derived from coal, air, water, petroleum and limestone. These synthetic materials can take a long time to break down, possibly anywhere from 500 to 1,000 years. In a test by the Humane Society of the United States, coats labeled as having faux-fur trim used actual fur.