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You can find vegan leather shoes, boots, handbags, and seat covers for your car. And if you have deep pockets, Tesla recently became the latest luxury automaker to offer vegan leather seating, joining BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and Ferrari.
The most commonly used materials for synthetic leathers are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU), which are plastic based materials. Another term for fake leather is “pleather” which comes from the term plastic leather. Therefore if you are looking for a sustainable leather free item remember that vegan leather is not necessary better because PVC and PU are oil based, a non-renewable resource that humans should avoid using.
However some vegan leathers are made from natural materials like pineapple leaves and kelp.