Since we launched our Deluxe Faux Leather, a few weeks ago, people have been asking why we did it. Well, the answer is, because we love how leather looks.
We love it both on its own and in combination with felt or other textiles. It’s beautiful, elegant, and also practical. What we don’t like, however, is that leather comes from animals. We know that a lot of our customers also care a lot about this issue, so we looked for a solution: faux leather. This way, we can have the looks we love so much, but also a cruelty-free product.
The main feature of faux leather is that it is 100% cruelty-free, that is, it is not a product of animal origin.
Indeed, faux leather is made of a resinous material, such as polyurethane, which is laid out onto a cotton canvas. The resin is spread out until the layer is of the desired thickness. Then, for a more realistic look, a press is used to create the creases typically found in real leather.
It is water-repellent and easy to clean.
It has an excellent heat and sunlight resistance, which means that the color will remain perfect for a long time.
It is easy to use. As shown by our projects, to work with faux leather you only need very common tools: scissors, thread and needle, or domestic sewing machines.
Although it is a synthetic product, thanks to stricter and stricter regulations its environmental impact has significantly decreased. This is especially true for products that, as is the case with DHG Deluxe Faux Leather, are entirely made in Italy, where the environmental laws are very strict.
It costs significantly less than real leather.
Do not call it Eco-leather
Eco-leather is very often mistaken for faux leather, but actually these are two clearly distinct materials. Indeed, the main characteristic of eco-leather, also called veg tanned leather, is that it is real leather coming from an animal, which is however tanned following a low-impact environmental protocol. This means that a limited amount of chemicals is used during the tanning process.
It still is, though, an animal product which we have chosen not to use.
So, did we convince you to try our Deluxe Faux Leather? Yeah?
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