Vegan leather sounds like an oxymoron. It indeed is an oxymoron in its truest sense. PETA and many animal lovers and organizations have been fighting for years to enforce stricter punishments on all those who are involved in endangering a lot of species for the sake of gathering leather for various accessories used by human beings. They have succeeded in spreading the message across the world but not completely as a lot of businesses of many international companies thrive on animal leather. All this aside, did anyone think of creating a Vegan leather? It sounds insane but is meaningful to me as I too am an animal lover and loathe endangering species for any purpose.
So, what is vegan leather in reality? — Besides being an ethical, sustainable, and cruelty-free substitute to outmoded leather!? Well, as you probably already suspected: It isn’t leather at all!
Vegan leather has different names — you must have heard of “artificial leather” or “synthetic leather” — all of which describe more or less what it is: An alternative to leather that looks like old-style leather but is not made from any animal products.
Most vegan leather is made using polyvinyl chloride or polyurethane, both of which are plastic-based materials (hence the popular, albeit maybe dated, the portmanteau “pleather,” which originally stood for “plastic leather”). Now we have been panicking about our Earth’s plastic problem that is eternal as of now. “pleather” is still the more sustainable and ethical option when it comes to Coats, bags, belts, wallets, shoes, and anything else that is made up of leather.
This concept is still new and many are yet to learn about this. But this sounds like a plan to safeguard the existence of many innocent species that are fearing their extinction.
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