Fear not my ice queens. The notion that real fur is much warmer than faux is outdated thanks to advancements in fabric technology. Faux fur has come a long way since they were introduced on the market in 1929. Early faux fur models were made from alpaca hair and only came in drab colors like tan and grey. Even though the furs were lower quality, they were much less expensive than their mink or chinchilla counterparts.
Thanks to advancements in the textile industry, by the 1950s fabrics acrylic fibers like orlon and dyel made their debut. Some faux fur were meant to mimic the real thing, while other styles were made to look bright, fuzzy, and synthetic. Fake fur technology continues to improve as more and more consumers refuse to buy real furs over ethical concerns.
Faux fur has quite a few advantages over real fur!
Not only are modern faux fur coats warm and lush, they come in a variety of colors. Unlike coats made from animals, faux fur coats can be dyed any hue.
Faux fur is lighter in weight than real fur but can be just as warm. Synthetic polymers are also resistant to mold, mildew, and smoke and are more durable.
Faux fur now comes in many different textures, some of which so soft they’re indistinguishable from the real thing.
One thing is certain - At Apparis, our coats are just as warm as fur coats, but no animals are harmed in the process. We’re a 100 percent cruelty-free PETA approved vegan brand. We make our jackets with love
Our Sophie coat and Laure coat are our warmest designs and will have you feeling cared for in even the coldest of winters. The coats are thick with a soft silky polyester lining and a furry acrylic and polyester shell. They both share a spread collar and two front pockets which are perfect for keeping your hands nice and toasty. The Laure coat is a longer version of the Sophie coat and is perfect for wearing over a skirt or dress on a frosty winter night. Long and flattering, the Laure captures the true Parisian look. The shorter Sophie coat is perfect with statement pants in faux leather or a patterned print.
On especially chilly days, pair the Sophie or Laure jackets with fleece leggings and warm boots. A pop of furry fabulousness dresses up even the most bundled up looks.