#486 new

faux leather and pleather

Reported by bigear | December 28th, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

If you’ve ever wondered how can leather be vegan, here’s a quick and simple answer for you: vegan leather, faux leather and pleather (plastic leather) are generally used interchangeably to talk about man-made leather that contains no animal products. According to eco-luxury fashion publication Eluxe, the vast majority of faux leather has been around before we even started calling it ‘vegan’ and it’s made from petroleum-based materials such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PU (polyurethane) and textile-polymer composite microfibres. Suede leather, Women's Shearling Jacket, and patent leather are not vegan leathers by definition, but it is possible to find faux leather alternatives with suede or patent finish.

Although vegan leather has a positive impact on animal welfare, it can still be dangerous to humans - not only because of how it’s made, but also because it is a source of non-biodegradable plastic-based waste. Newer cork- and kelp-based materials are less damaging for the environment, but these are a lot less widespread in the fashion industry. Vegan leather is not as durable as its natural counterpart and, generally speaking, the quality of artificial leathers does not compare with that of Women's Sheepskin Shearling Leather Jacket. On the other hand, as vegan leather is made with a plastic coating, it is waterproof. Since genuine leather absorbs water, putting a droplet of water on a particular type of leather can help you determine whether it’s real or fake.

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