Vegan leather, or leather manufactured without animal skin, is made in several different ways. A range of materials including tree bark, plastic and glazed cotton can be manipulated to look and feel like real leather. Vegan made leather is a good alternative to traditional leather from the way it's made to the impact it has down the road. An informed consumer shopping for clothing, furniture, shoes or accessories should consider the following five benefits of faux leather:
- Cruelty Free
Traditionally, shoes, clothing and accessories made from leather have led to the mass slaughter of animals. Killing and skinning animals for ornamental purposes is an out-of-date practice being quickly replaced with a better, cruelty free option. Unlike traditional leather, vegan leather does not require the harm of animals in any way. While opting for a vegan material doesn't eliminate the animal cruelty problem on a world scale, it is certainly a good place to start at reducing the demand for this barbaric method of clothing and furniture making. We choose to use only vegan made leather in our shoe construction as a conscious effort to promote the fair treatment of animals.
Faux leather is a much more affordable material than animal hide. We believe in providing quality products that you can afford. Our use of vegan materials is much more friendly on your wallet than animal-made products.
When designing shoes, and other products, manufacturers want to use materials that will withstand the wear and tear of regular use. Faux leather provides the soft and smooth feel of real leather while also being water-resistant, easy to clean and highly durable.
- Environmentally Friendly
Creating leather animal hides is a process which requires high energy usage and strong chemicals. When tanning leather, manufacturers use heavy chemicals which release toxic gasses into our air, and pollute extensive amounts of water to create the final product. Unlike the leather industry, man-made leather can transform natural materials into a synthetic leather that looks and feels just like the real thing. We opt for artificial leather in the production of our men's shoes as a deliberate effort to protect the environment. Faux leather is a good manipulative for manufacturing purposes. It's easier to cut, shape and sew than traditional animal skin which leads to a more aesthetically pleasing final product. The material can be manufactured in large pieces to reduce waste and unsightly seams. There is less chance for variance and imperfection in the material which leads to a clean construction.
At Conal Footwear we want to spread awareness about the benefits of cruelty free leather. We believe educating others about the benefits of these cruelty free materials will reduce the demand for the slaughter of innocent animals and the destruction of our planet. Providing affordable products is at the foundation of our success and we want to pass those savings on to you. Shop our broad selection of vegan men's shoes to find products that meet your high moral and quality standards.