FLUFFY coats, hats and keychains may be all over the high street but there's still no quicker way to invite fury than by turning up to a party of right-thinking individuals in a mink coat, never mind mentioning the soft fur pelt decorating your bedroom floor. To even suggest you could be wearing the real deal can invite looks of disgust and disdain, possibly even an egging. Yet recently a more complex and nuanced view has emerged, backed by experts in the fur industry, that suggests faux fur could, in fact, be worse for the environment than the real thing, and being seen in vintage chinchilla outerwear is kinder to the planet than filling your wardrobe with acres of fast, disposable viscose.
The stigma once attached to fake fur — it had a reputation as being thick, matted and sticky — has mostly diminished. In fact, the material has evolved into something that looks and feels rather luxurious. Generally, fake fur starts with the manufacture of synthetic fibers that are then sewn onto a polyester backing.
Going Green View All. Stella McCartney: 'Fur's not sexy, not fashionable, and not cool'. For the creative director of a multimillion dollar luxury fashion brand, Stella McCartney is surprisingly willing to bring up the industry's faults.
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C onsumers are used to faux fur being almost indistinguishable from the real thing. But, sometimes, it is the real thing. An investigation by the charity Humane Society International HSI found that British stores were selling fake fur items that had their origins not in synthetic fibres, but in real furry creatures. It is wrong to assume real fur will be expensive — we are not talking full-length mink coats here.