3 Reasons Why Vegan Leather is Amazing

I know what you're thinking, what the heck is vegan leather and why is this the first time I am hearing about it? Chances are you probably heard about it before, but didn't realize it.

So what is it? 

Sometimes referred to as faux leather, or a leather alternative—is a leather-like fabric that isn’t made from the skin of animals. Often made from polyurethane, a polymer that can be made to order for any designer’s whim. It can also be made from different items such as pineapple leaves, recycled plastic, cork, and even apple peels.

Why is it amazing?


This is something that can be made using sustainable sources, which would effectively decrease the amount of leather being used. Scientists have just released what is being called the most comprehensive study ever of the harm farming does to the planet, reports the Guardian, as published in the journal Science. Joseph Poore, who led the research out of the University of Oxford, told the Guardian that going vegan is one of the best things you can do for the environment.

Vegan Leather

No animals are harmed

Now I'm not saying you should go vegan, but vegan leather is still one way to help the environment. Second, not only does vegan leather make you look good, it also makes you feel good because it’s cruelty-free. More than a billion cows, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, and even dogs and cats are slaughtered each year for their skins, so this is one way to help put a stop to it.

cute animal

Its tough. Really tough.

Finally, vegan leather is strong and versatile.  So much so that multiple designers are using it and some are using it exclusively for their collections. You will see everything from wallets and handbags, to even skirts and jackets. Stella McCartney is one of those designers that have embraced the vegan leather revolution and has made her fashion lines exclusively using vegan leather.

Trio Vegan Leather Wallet

What's holding you back?

Vegan leather is everywhere, the only difference is now you know. It can be produced sustainably reducing the impact on the environment. You can walk around knowing that no cute animals were harmed in the making of it. And finally, its a strong and durable material, so you'll be ready for whatever life throws your way.  Don't delay, go vegan today.