VEGAN LEATHER or FAUX LEATHER
FAUX LEATHER IN DETAIL
The first faux leather was invented at the U.S. rubber plant in Naugatuck, Connecticut in 1920, and given the name Naugahyde.
A leather-look vinyl-coated fabric, Naugahyde, was first used to make handbags.
WHAT IS VEGAN LEATHER?
If you're trying to find out what the difference is between faux leather and vegan leather - well, they are similar, but not quite the same.
Faux leather is any substrate that is made to look like genuine leather but is actually a synthetic product. It's free from animal cruelty and like real leather, faux leather is easy to clean, water-resistant and soft and pliable.
For true fashionistas, most faux leather doesn't age or acquire a patina the way traditional leather can, and it's not as breathable or durable either.
Is PU leather vegan? Yes, although we are looking at ways to phase pleather products out of our site entirely. For now it's a good way to encourage non-vegans to shop ethically without a high-price, the jackets on our site are PU products.
SHOULD I BUY VEGAN LEATHER?
There's no simple answer to which vegan leather is best.
Vegan leather is changing the world! Is there a vegan future for leather? Absolutely! It's already here with us in the present!