From food and drinks, to handbags and couches, Vegan Leather has been all the rage of late and sure you have questions about what it is and how it is manufactured. Read on to find out what it means, if it's durable and waterproof, which designer brands use this leather for bags, purses and more.


Vegan Leather FAQs

What is vegan leather?

Vegan leather aka faux leather is synthetic or manmade leather. It is NOT made from animal skin or fur.


What are the differences between real leather and vegan leather?

Real leather as the name suggests is made from layers of animal skin or fur. Vegan leather has the look, finish and appeal or real leather but is made from synthetic processes. The range of materials that go into the production of vegan leather are cork, barkcloth, glazed cotton, waxed cotton, paper and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU).


Is vegan leather durable?

Generally speaking, vegan leather is durable. However, as with real leather, vegan leather comes in a variety of durability grades. Depending upon production standards and cost, the durability of vegan leather can be adjusted. Several designer brands use vegan leather for making their products. Example: Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, etc.


Is vegan leather waterproof?

Yes, vegan leather is waterproof.


What are the qualities of vegan leather?

Strong, waterproof, durable, less wastage compared to real leather during production of goods, readily available, great range of variety.


What are the uses of vegan leather?

Vegan leather is used for making a variety of products. Some examples are purses and handbags, couches, car seats, etc.


What are some of the designer handbag brands that make vegan leather bags?

Almost all designer handbag brands have product lines that are entirely or partially made from vegan leather. Some examples are: Louis Vuitton Bags, Michael Kors Bags, Gucci Bags, Prada Bags, etc.


How to care for vegan leather bags and purses?

Vegan leather bags and purses require very minimal maintenance. Surface dirt and stains can be cleaned using a damp cloth.