Faux Fur Friday
Faux fur, or fake fur, which is made of cellulose fibers, is celebrated today. It first became available in 1929, and has been produced on a large scale since the 1950s—increasing in popularity in the decades since, as it has been promoted by animal rights groups. Although it is a good alternative to real fur, it is not as insulated, and does not let the skin breathe as much. Faux fur is used for the same clothing items that real fur is used for, and has been becoming more popular with fashion designers. It also is used in things such as stuffed animals, pillows, and bedding.