Fashion is constantly changing, but sustainability is always in style. Enter summer’s newest rage: vegan leather. Affectionately known as “pleather,” this faux leather is made using no animal products. Instead, it is created 100 percent from plastic. You might be thinking, “How can this be environmentally friendly?” Not only is leather not sustainable, but it’s also a processed animal hide with a ton of chemicals.
Vegan leather is more accessible, easier to clean, and more malleable, so you can get a wider range of patterns and colors. It’s water-resistant too, so don’t let any naysayers rain on your parade! Below are three companies that use ethical vegan leather in the creation of their accessories and clothes.
You think good shoes, you think Italian leather. Well, now you can think Italian luxury vegan leather. Nemanti provides a wide range of styles, from dress shoes to stilettos to even sneakers. All are exquisitely designed with high-quality vegan leather.
If you want a style that pops with a sustainable message, Stella McCartney should be your next shopping spot. McCartney has clothes for both adults and children, but each style of jacket, footwear, and handbags are fur and leather-free. Their purses are especially fetching and uniquely styled. You can even snag a bag in faux snakeskin. Proudly wear a label that holds up to your busy lifestyle and your standards!
Faux leather isn’t just reserved for accessories. Want a cute “leather” dress? Nanushka. Pleather hoodie? Nanushka. Vegan leather shorts? That’s right ,Nanushka has that too. This company strives for conscious material choices and comfortable, quality clothing. You can’t go wrong with what Nanushka is sewing up.
Be bold this summer and embrace a strong fashion statement in vegan leather. You have plenty of options to choose from, whether you fetch a classic faux leather jacket, do a 1970s-inspired faux snakeskin purse, own your look. Whichever decade you roll in the retro, make the smart, modern choice by using vegan leather.