Few things are more fabulous than a fur coat—and they do double duty by keeping you warm while looking glamorous. Now, thanks to the proliferation of high-quality faux fur fabric, it’s easy to wear the trend guilt-free. Animal lovers can rest assured knowing that the synthetic process used to make faux fur materials has become so advanced that it’s often hard to tell the real and man-made apart. But, sometimes you’re not always buying synthetic fur when you think you are—despite the label, many allegedly faux pieces include the real deal. A tell tale sign is checking the base of the fabric: Leather or skin is a giveaway that it’s real, while fake fur typically has a fabric backing.
"Faux fur has made leaps and bounds in the last few years," says Charlotte Beecham, a British-based designer who founded her accessories line, Charlotte Simone, after graduating from New York University in 2011. "Faux fur is no longer considered a cheaper alternative but a lush and equally desirable fluff. It no longer has a stigma attached to it as it both shines and comforts you just like the real thing. I have invested a great deal of time sourcing the perfect faux fur and can happily say it mirrors the quality of real fur to a great degree." Steel brown mink faux fur fabric is much remarkable.