Velboa is a specific type of faux fur (fake fur) that is described as a soft and
durable short pile textile. You can imagine it as a cross between fluffy fur and velvet. Primarily because of its
durability and softness, it is often used in stuffed toys, blankets, baby clothes, costumes, and other craft items.
It's a fabric that is found on almost every home in some form, yet many people have still never heard the
Artisans who specialize in animal toys that need to withstand constant rubbing, a
kid's weight, and other types of rugged physical contact often prefer velboa over other types of faux fur because
of its qualities. A rocking horse, for example, should be wrapped with a material that is hair-like, soft, and
The softness of velboa makes it ideal for infant products like blankets, sleeping
bags, and body suites. Other fabrics can be too rough and irritating to a baby's sensitive skin. Since its fibers
are short and not easily plucked out, it can be safe for infants with respiratory problems like asthma.
It is easy to find velboa cloths having different patterns and colors. Thus, it is
also a favorite material for animal costumes. Some of these cloths can be embossed, ribbed, or printed, making them
appropriate for different animal types as well as animal body parts.