Why use faux leather?
One of the main reasons for using faux leather is its lower price. Faux leather is always going to be cheaper than real leather because breeding cows is very expensive quite apart from tanning and other processing costs.
Manufacturers know that adding faux leather to their products is going to give them a higher perceived value as people are often attracted to leather looking products.
More and more people are concerned about the environment around us – this means that for many people, slaughtering animals for their leather is simply no! ethical. This is why it sometimes called Vegan Leather.
Faux leather can be worked and made into different shapes and patterns very easily, so faux leather cuts are never worrying to manufacturers.
Faux leather is waterproof and so easy to cut patterns from as it comes on a standard width roll in a range of colours (unlike a hide each of which is irregular in shape).
It is lightweight, durable, and can be wiped down so easier to clean!
So many products you use will contain faux leather instead of the real one, and with new designs and new ways of making faux leather, the difference can be very difficult to spot.
Faux leather uses
Faux leather applications are very different, from briefcases to upholstery and from wallets to car seats, the uses are very versatile and varied