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 aka faux leather is synthetic or manmade leather. It is NOT made from animal skin or fur.
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).
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.
Yes, vegan leather is waterproof.
Strong, waterproof, durable, less wastage compared to real leather during production of goods, readily available, great range of variety.
Vegan leather is used for making a variety of products. Some examples are purses and handbags, couches, car seats, etc.
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.
Vegan leather bags and purses require very minimal maintenance. Surface dirt and stains can be cleaned using a damp cloth.