Just about any material makes handbags. The use of straw, fabric, plastic, and even recycled materials such as recycled tires, paper, plastic, and more create unique and exquisite bags. The most common and most popular substance for purses is leather. However, more people are attracted to cruelty-free products. Vegan leather is becoming increasingly popular. Vegan leather and faux leather are the same things. Made from polyurethane and dyed in an array of fashion colors. Sustainable materials such as pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit waste, and recycled plastic create vegan leather. There are pros and cons to every medium; let's discuss the benefits of vegan leather.
- Affordability. Vegan leather is less expensive than genuine leather. If you love to have a different purse for every occasion and outfit, vegan leather is kinder on your wallet.
- Low Maintenance. Vegan leather is water-resistant. When wet, a genuine leather bag will lose its natural oils and discolor and crack over time. You can also repair cracking or tears in vegan leather with clear nail polish or a faux leather repair kit.
- Cleans Easily. Clean vegan leather with a little detergent and a rag.
- Fade Resistant. While vegan and genuine leather will fade with too much sun exposure, vegan leather will hold it's color longer.
- Uniform Grain. Natural leather has an inconsistent texture, while the grain on vegan leather is consistent throughout. You have fewer color choices with natural leather. So, if you love lots of colors, stick with faux leather.
The choices of handbag materials can be overwhelming. Creating a stylish look while living a vegan lifestyle is achievable. Look into vegan leather for your next purse purchase.