Mink fur coats are beautiful and soft. But if you want the softest fur on the market, think again. Chinchillas have some of the softest and densest fur in the world, thanks to their native Andean habitat, ranging from Peru to Chile. Living in crevices and hiding in burrow in high, cold mountains, these small rodents can also jump up to 6 ft. in the air!
The fur industry has recognized these little critters since the 16th century and even before that when the native Andeans wore Chinchilla furs. Chinchillas have about 60 hairs per follicle. But because chinchillas are so small, the average full sized coat can require up to 150 pelts, making their cost very high. Today most chinchillas are farmed because illegal chinchilla hunting has pushed the species close to extinction.
At Madison Avenue Furs, we have chinchilla lined mink jackets, as well as chinchilla collars and capes. We also have entire chinchilla jackets. These beautiful garments are available in plus size fur coats and we even have a chinchilla fur handbag to go with your collar and coat.
These products are elegant and distinguished, and are evenly colored grey and black. They turn heads wherever or whenever they are worn.