The fashion industry has also decided to make changes in its processes to create more ecological and sustainable pieces. Among its changes, is the Vegan Leather.
We know that the problem of the leather industry is not limited to the raw material. The chemicals used in the treatment of animal skins are extremely polluting, and the impact is aggravated in developing producing countries, where there is less regulation and control regarding the elimination of waste.
Converting leather to leather requires a lot of energy and a toxic mix of chemicals, including mineral salts, coal tar derivatives, formaldehyde, oils, dyes, and finishes, some of them cyanide-based. Tannery waste contains water polluting salt, lime sludge, sulphides, acids and other pollutants. Vegan leather is often made from polyurethane, a polymer that is made from innovative and sustainable materials, such as pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit waste, and recycled plastic; which can be used to create products to replace animal skins.
Today, more than a billion cows, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, and even dogs and cats are cruelly slaughtered for their fur each year. However, vegan leather offers a perfect option - you can find vegan leather shoes, boots, bags, wallets and the best, cruelty-free.