Camel hair is, variously, the hair of a camel; a type of cloth made from camel hair; or a substitute for authentic camel hair; and is classified as a specialty hair fibre. When woven into haircloth, using the outer protective fur called guard hair, camel hair is coarse and inflexible. However, other varieties of camel hair cloth—especially those that blend camel hair with wool— or from the pure under coat are soft and plush. Pure camel hair, frequently used for coats, is gathered when camels molt in warmer seasons. This undercoat is very soft, and is separated from the dense, coarse guard hair for cloth use.
Like a white button up shirt or a little black dress, the Camel coat is a classic that will always be en vogue. A true camel coat is made of the hair of the two humped Bactrian camel. In terms of fashion these days a “Camel Coat” refers more so to the color of the coat. Yes, Camel hair coats are still made and often times the Camel hair is blend with other fibers like wool.