Fake fur, also called faux fur, is known as pile fabric, which is engineered to have the appearance and warmth of animal fur. Faux fur or fake fur is any textile fabric that is designed to resemble real fur. This material is usually crafted from synthetic fibers that are processed and made to match the appearance of different types of animal fur. These early attempts at imitation fur were made with hair from the alpaca, a mammal from South America. Faux fur is perfect for a range of crafts, accentuating clothing and costuming designs.