In fact vegan leather and faux leather are the same thing – essentially a fake 'leather' material that does not use animal skin.
Vegan or faux leather can be produced from materials as varied as cork, barkcloth, glazed cotton, waxed cotton, paper, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polyurethane. It is those last two materials that are the most common materials used for synthetic leather. The most commonly used materials for synthetic leathers are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU), which are plastic based materials.
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.
Vegan leather can be used in the manufacturing of leather notebook cover, journal cover, diary cover or planner cover. There are verious grains and colors that can be choosed from.