What is Vegan Leather? Vegan Leather is a new term derived from the development of the times. As the name suggests, it refers to animal-friendly leather. The manufacturing materials and production process of these leathers are 100% free of animal ingredients and animal footprints. Such leather can be called Vegan leather.
Although animal leather products have always been very popular, the production of every leather product represents the death of animals. As more and more people advocate the theme of animal-friendliness, many brands have begun to look for alternatives to leather. In addition to the Faux Leather (synthetic leather/imitation leather), we know, now there is also the term Vegan Leather.
Vegan Leather has become popular in recent years. Some people will ask what is the difference between Vegan Leather and Faux Leather?
Faux Leather is already a well-known vocabulary, which has the meanings of synthetic leather, PU leather, synthetic leather, and imitation leather. Although Faux Leather is Animal-friendly, it is not Eco-friendly. A lot of wastewater and sludge is generated during production, and even a large amount of toxic and harmful chemicals such as DMF, formaldehyde, toluene, etc. are used.
Vegan Leather is a new term derived from the development of the times. It also means animal-friendly leather, but it does not mean that it is completely Eco-friendly or highly economical.
As more and more people pay attention to environmental protection awareness, EU regulations mention the prohibition of the use of PU leather products containing toxic and hazardous substances.
Water-based PU leather does not use any animal skins at all and does not use any toxic and harmful chemical solvents. It is a completely healthy and Eco-friendly vegan leather.
Therefore, the Eco-friendly vegan leather currently mentioned in the European Union and other countries refers to water-based PU leather.
Water-based PU leather is called water-based polyurethane synthetic leather. It is a synthetic leather prepared from water-based polyurethane polymer materials and does not contain toxic organic solvents. It is the latest replacement product of traditional solvent-based synthetic leather and a product that conforms to the world’s sustainable development. There is no pollution in the production process, no toxic and harmful waste gas and wastewater discharge. It does not contain DMFa, DMFu, o-benzenes, PAHs, APEO, azo, BPA, formaldehyde, heavy metals and other harmful chemicals. It is healthy and environmentally friendly, and truly harmless to the body. It can meet the latest environmental protection standards of the EU/UK and the United States, and meet the highest environmental protection requirements for synthetic leather at home and abroad.
So water-based PU leather=Vegan Leather
But vegan leather ≠ water-based PU leather