Cazeneuve’s ‘sable’ fur coat was one of the most-watched and successful pieces of faux fur for the Sochi Olympics.
It also earned the nickname ‘sabayatin’.
However, it has now been replaced with a completely fake fur coat.
The new coat, made by Brazilian leather maker Bamboo and Cazengo, is the first to be made with natural and sustainable materials.
Its predecessor was made from fake fur from the Brazilian B.P. Fur Farm.
It features a mesh material on the inside of the neck to stop any moisture from accumulating inside the body, which is meant to mimic the real thing.
But the faux fur also has to pass an extensive testing process before it can be sold in the market.
Cazencovia, which opened the Olympics, said it had found and sourced the real fur, which it said was a sustainable alternative to synthetic furs.
The faux fur was designed to resemble the natural fur on the balsa wood flooring, and was inspired by a Brazilian balsa tree, said Bamboo’s director of marketing and sales, Josep Antonio, who said the project is the culmination of an 18-year journey to create an authentic version of Brazilian balsam fir.
“The idea was to create a product that could be used by the athletes, as well as for our customers,” he said.
“As we have been working on this project for the last 18 years, we have learnt a lot about how to produce this natural product.”
The Brazilian company is one of many suppliers that have been offering their wares at the Olympics to be used in the athletes’ home and in the village.
Bamboo’s first production of ‘sables’ is in Sochi, and the company is now planning to expand to other venues in Russia and other cities in the future.