What is vegan leather ? September 25, 2015 08:24

We hear more and more about the term "vegan" leather.  Though it sounds like it's a greener and better alternative for our world than real leather, it is a misleading term.    Although a small percentage of vegan leather IS made from kelp, cork, tree bark, and waxed cotton, the vast majority of vegan leather is made from PVC, Polyurethane (PU), and other petroleum based polymer materials (i.e. plastic). These materials will remain in a landfill forever, and create harmful dioxins when incinerated.   So when you are shopping for a new items of clothing, be very careful and suspicious of misleading terms like "vegan leather", since it is very likely nothing more than plastic.