The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Leather - Let’s Be Cruelty-Free

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Leather - Let’s Be Cruelty-Free

“Cruelty is One Fashion Statement We Can All Do Without”

More and more people are looking for vegan-friendly options to utilize in their everyday lives as a result of rising environmental awareness. While leather was formerly the preferred choice, faux leather or pleather has grown in popularity in recent years due to its strength and simplicity of maintenance, making it ideal for appearance without having to worry about animal byproducts or animal cruelty.

Faux leather, often known as vegan leather, has been used to make handbags for ages in a variety of forms. Faux leather is no longer as cheap, flimsy, or loaded with dangerous chemicals as it once was. Polyurethane, a polymer that can be manufactured to any designer's specifications, is frequently used to create vegan leather. It can also be manufactured from creative and environmentally friendly materials like pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit debris, and recycled plastic to make products that are superior to those made from animal skins.


Our vegan leather bags are produced using zero animal products; this means that every component of them is devoid of animal ingredients like skins or hides. Many businesses now make more of an effort to utilize materials that are as sustainable as possible and entirely devoid of cruelty, including making sure the workers are being paid fairly and treated humanely.


Our vegan leather is a facsimile created without using any animal byproducts. Many people wonder if the faux leather we use is entirely vegan because some of this "pleather," as it is commonly called, looks so much like the genuine article. And the answer is, yes. Despite how authentic it might appear, our Pleather isn't created using any animal byproducts so that you can indulge yourself at Manishka by Shubhra guilt-free.

Making an excellent leather imitation that is identical to the real thing is becoming more and more sustainable as new developments in the vegan leather business occur constantly. Because the color can be added while the leather is being made, faux leather is also considerably simpler to dye. This implies that you can obtain a variety of colors without a lot of work or a damaging tanning procedure.


While not directly killing animals during manufacture, substitutes to leather made of plastic can still take years to deteriorate. But is plastic pollution more harmful than the effects of conventional leather on the environment? Every year, more than one billion animals are brutally killed for their skins, including dogs, cats, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos. Vegan leather, on the other hand, delivers a killer appearance without any killing. 

According to a sustainability report from 2018, the impact of producing vegan leather can be up to one-third less than that of producing leather from animals. Aside from the fact that it comes from an animal, real leather is highly expensive to produce and has a number of unique environmental problems.

The only way to transform leather from animal hide into a functional product is by tanning. This employs chromium, a substance that is particularly bad for the environment; hence more water and energy are used since the runoff from this needs to be treated before it can be reintroduced into the water system.


When properly created, vegan leather products such as our “Ultimate Pleather Tote Bag” are surprisingly resilient and will be comparable to one made of genuine leather.

Since it isn't composed of animal hide, it doesn't require constant maintenance to preserve its suppleness and Pleather is resistant to breaking or cracking. Naturally, precautions should still be taken. Simply take care of them as you would other products, in general. Also, remember to let faux leather products air dry.

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