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|Faux Fur Fabric | |Everything just seems more fabulous when it's covered in fur! Faux fur was seen all over the Fall runway shows and the pages of | |every fashion magazine. There are fashion trends that come and go, but faux fur is a trend that has stood the test of time. And | |no wonder, it is elegant and luxurious and looks just like the real thing for just a fraction of the cost! Nothing looks as chic| |and stylish as a belted fur vest or faux fur wrap.  |

Nothing looks as chic and stylish as a belted fur vest or faux fur wrap. 

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Printed soft fur fabric wavy soft fur fabric exotic faux fur fabric

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Some people refuse to wear clothes made from animal products — including leather, fur, reptile skins, and even wool — citing environmental and ethical concerns including the following:

• The global demand for some animal-based products is greater than supply, so animal populations can be threatened with disappearance in certain cases.

• Animal-based products involve the premature death or injury of an animal and therefore are inherently cruel.

If your green lifestyle decrees that you not buy leather or fur, you’re in for a bit of a challenge in finding alternatives. Cruelty-free and vegetarian clothing stores sell alternative products, but they’re often made of vinyl, PVC, and other chemically produced materials that have major negative impacts on the environment, including using significant quantities of oil, water, and energy and producing high greenhouse gas emissions.

However, the following companies offer clothing and footwear products made from both environment- and animal-friendly materials such as hemp, canvas, and microfiber synthetic leathers:

• Moo Shoes

• Alternative Outfitters Vegan Boutique

• PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Mall

THE FUR INDUSTRY

Fur is the hairy coat of mammal. However, except in the case of lamb, fur is not a by-product of meat industry.

From prehistoric times, people have used animal fur for both its warmth and attractive appearance. Because fur has long associated with wealth and prestige, the demand for luxury has played a major role in the development of the fur industry.

The fur industry consist of 3 major groups:

1. pelt producers or trappers
2. fur processors
3. companies that produce fur garments for consumers

The international fur market is focused mainly on mink production.

MINK- is a small animal with highly valued fur.

THROUGHOUT THEIR HISTORY, mink farmers have employed selective breeding to develop a wide variety of pelt colors, many of them either rare or unknown in nature.

Scandinavia produces more than a half of the world’s mink supply, followed by United states, Holland and Russia.

The major animal raised or trapped for US:
*mink
*mostly bred
*fox
*trapped and bred
*sable (imported from Russia and Canada)...
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