Rex Rabbits were discovered in France around 1920 and brought to the United States in 1924. Rex Rabbit fur is unique from other rabbit furs because it features velvet like feel and it does not shed. The rex rabbit has short and thick fur that stands straight up. This fur is extremely soft and warm making it perfect for garments such as coats or hats. Rex Rabbit fur is more frequently seen on luxury fur coats because of its plush, dense texture and light weight.