As winter is coming, fashion followers finally get their coats, fur boots, and leather bags they've bought for the snowy season. Eco-activists look askance at them, being briskly sure that a crime against nature for the sake of trends is unfolding before their eyes. We represent fashion and, at the same time, share the views of the second, so here's the solution for both of them: sustainable fur and leather.
In recent years, designers have grabbed hold of the most vegan olive branch, which symbolizes the peace between clothing production and flora and fauna. Demand from leading companies and their consumers arose, and manufactured from synthetic or organic materials, fur and leather appeared on stage.
The trump card of faux materials is the fact that they're cruelty-free, but they also have another superiority over natural leather and fur.
Natural leather and fur are the most expensive to work with, their manufacturing is harder, and you'll spend even more time, money, and patience caring for them. Sooner or later, we all come to the moment of standing in front of a charming leather bag or stunning fur boots that cost a fortune. At that moment, our moral principles are tested, and the number of zeros on the price tag seems wrong. Faux materials save you money by being affordable, easy to clean, indistinguishable to the touch (compared with natural materials), and even waterproof. Pay less and have more.
Truthfully, there are more capabilities for both the manufacturing and customer side. Faux materials can be virtually any color, so when the trend for turquoise or lime clothes captures the minds of designers and their followers, only vegan leather and fur will run the show. That's what they will do as well when it comes to unique shapes, unusual textures, and details of a product; in all of this, the natural materials are very limited in their wide shapes and color production.
The myth that scares some is the shorter product life, but faux materials are again the winners. Eco leather, for example, is less prone to cracking, peeling, staining or fading from ultraviolet radiation.