17 January 2022

So you’ve decided to avoid real leather and just stick to fake. Unfortunately, faux leather is often made of plastic, writes Nikki Gustafson from the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


Not all vegan leathers are good for the environment, some are literally just plastic. The majority of vegan leather is made from PU or Polyurethane. And even when your main concern is the wellbeing of animals, the production of plastic is one of the most detrimental factors for wildlife too.

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