There have been reports on the news lately about fur garments that are labeled faux actually being real fur. The fur comes from animals like rabbits, coyote and the wild raccoon dog. Since the science and technology in developing faux fur to feel and look just like the real thing has evolved significantly, you might ask, how can you tell if it’s fake? Faux fur is softer than most real fur. Look at the ends of the fur: If it tapers to a fine point at the end, it’s likely the real deal; if the strands are consistent in width tip to tip, it’s likely fake. And the final test? If you can burn a few strands, you’ll definitely know: Real fur smells like human hair being burnt.