If this is a Rabbity blog, so we must talk about rabbit fur and rabbit fur coats so as sweaters made from rabbit hair. Meet our Alice, she put that rabbit fur coat and began to fall deeply and unconditionally in love with this fabric and fur. It doesn’t matter if its furry, or soft and woolly as angora. Together with Alice lets find out what is Angora and how to distinct this type of fabric from rabbit fur.
Before getting into textual background, lets go through the lookbook of rabbit fur coats and angora sweaters. Maybe it will give you a stylish idea for this winter. Trust me, rabbit hair fur is warm enough and ever so stylish. Lets move on, shall we?
ANGORA YARNS OF ROYALTY
Goats fur in other name mohair is perfect for those warm sweaters, just like sheep wool is perfect for any type of winter outfit. But angora or rabbit hair can also be sheared and made into the warmest type pf winter outfit. However, you don’t need to shear a rabbit, you can simply comb his fur and spin int into the warmest and softest angora yarn. Of course rabbit fur coat is made a bit different. But what about angora sweaters today, are they 100 % genuine? Not entirely. It’s a combination of mohair, silk, nylon and then angora. Somehow cashmere sweaters are still considerate to be more luxurious and expensive. Remember, mohair and cashmere sweaters are made from goats hair ONLY, while angora is a rabbity fabric.
If you buy angora sweater, expect it to shed. Try not to wear angora together with black pats. Shedding shouldn’t be so noticeable. There are some areas in the world where rabbits produce the finest fiber, for example in France. It takes only 3 months for rabbit to grow a full coat of angora fiber. It comes a time for these animals to shed their fur, it’s the same as snakes discarding their skin. Animal rights activists think that fashion industry is killing rabbits for the sake of style and luxury, but combing rabbits hair is harmless. Just for a while they are bald, just like a sheep.
The finest quality angora is combed and produced from hand-plucked French rabbits. The price of angora sweaters depends on the quality of rabbits hair. China, Japan and Korea produce lower quality angora. This type of angora is made from young rabbits that doesn’t have as much hair as adults. Angora is soft, warm an stunning, just like rabbit fur coat. Some may even call angora “a Wool of The Royals” , but as you probably noticed cashmere has a bigger price in catalogs than angora.
SHE WORE A RABBIT FUR COAT
Rabbit fur is not jut perfect for warm sweaters, fine value so as quality hats and coats are made from rabbity. This fabric coats looks light, soft and warmly luxurious. It may even be Royal. In rabbit fur farming there are there types of hair:
- Down hair- very short, barely visible hair (60 down hairs)
- Guard hair-4 gourd hair surrounds each guide hair. It seals fur coat.
- Guide hair- rough and long hairs.
Most of rabbits are breaded for their meat while their fur is considerate to be a byproduct. Most of rabbits fur farms are in England and France. More than 70 million rabbit pelts are made in France regions alone. If rabbit is slaughtered before twelve weeks, his fur is still short, which makes coat of lesser value and quality. The best quality fur should be made from 5 months old rabbit. This is then a thickness of hair is even. If fur is high quality it’s much easier to dye it. Rabbit fur for coats should be made into pelts, while angora yarns are made from plucked and shaved rabbit’s hair.
If you wear a rabbit fur coat and angora sweater underneath, you’ll definitely feel warm this freezing season. It’s the perfect combination for frosty winter. Instead of falling into a rabbit hole, fall in love with rabitty fabrics.