What is Vegan Leather

- Apr 07, 2020-

Is vegan leather made from animal skin? Is vegan leather in good quality? For these questions, we have to know how it is made.  


Vegan leather is often made from polyurethane, a polymer that can be made to order for any designer's whim. It can also be made from innovative and sustainable materials such as pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit waste, and recycled plastic and used to create products that put animal skins to shame. Hence, it is a kind of imitation leather. 


Vegan leather comes in several different forms and qualities, so some are more 'leather-like' than others. Generally speaking, and focusing on good quality vegan leather, there isn’t that much difference to real leather. However, as vegan leather is synthetic, it doesn’t form a patina like real leather does when ageing and it is much less breathable as the pores that are printed onto the surface of leather are artificial.


Usually, vegan leather is used in making leather portfolio which make it less expensive and affordable, but at a high standard. The model of a4 portfolio attached is made of vegan leather.