I’ve often been asked if vegan leather is same as leather and if it should matter to the consumer. I would say, it most definitely should. If you love the way leather looks and feels, but do feel guilty for the animal who lost its life to fulfill your fashion statement, vegan leather is just for you.
Vegan leather is NOT made of animal skin. It is a man-made substitute to animal leather, made of polyurethane. It comes in a variety of colors and textures, and is as durable as animal leather. Not only does vegan leather make you look good, it also makes you feel good because it’s totally cruelty-free.
More than a billion buffaloes, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, ostriches and even crocodiles are cruelly slaughtered for their skins every year. Many of these animals have their horns and tails cut off without painkillers, and some are even skinned and cut apart while still conscious.
At HAMELIN, we strive to create a cruelty-free environment and have pledged to never use animal leather in any of our products. Do check out our vegan leather range by clicking here.
Have you ever felt that the crazy slaughter needs to stop? Cant we make the world a better place, one bag at a time? Let us know your thoughts!