Why leather look synthetic fabric made in traditional polyurethane (PU) called faux/vegan leather has limited future because of its impact on environment and workers in manufacturing process and its component materials. The replacement of toxic PU with sustainable eco vegan leathers both lab-grown & plant-based has begun.
Get our book about why the leather look fabric commonly called vegan leather has a limited future - because of the impact it has on the environment and workers in its manufacturing process and its materials.
Read about the imperatives and opportunities to make the sustainable change.its sustainable replacement we will call sustainable vegan leather WBPU (waterbased PU).
In light of concerns expressed about the lack of sustainability of the Matt & Nat PU/PVC products in particular, and in respect of all vegan leather/faux leather jackets made from PU or PVC, it is clear that products ticking the box for cruelty-free and vegan are not de facto ticking the box for sustainable. Armed with that information consumers have the ability to choose. Choosing and rewarding responsible fashion brands that do good, over the ones that don’t, can drive the whole industry to become more sustainable and fair.