Some of you maybe know about animal leather fabric that is usually used in coating the diaper bag. How about vegan leather fabric? Is it safe to be used as bags coating? To answer this question, let us learn from the explanation below.
- What is Vegan Leather Fabric
This kind of fabric is a great alternative to more expensive genuine leather. It has similar texture when compared to the genuine one. The difference between them is vegan leather will be easy to scratch and it starts peeling when you don’t maintain it properly. Somehow, there are some levels of quality from vegan leather we must admit. It has strong structure while it stays thin at the same time.
There are two kinds of vegan leather that are commonly used as bags coating, they are:
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
The use of PVC starts to get reduced because it is unfriendly for the environment as it contains highly toxic chlorine.
This fabric is used to replace PVC that is not environmentally friendly. It contains of PU plastic combined with cotton backing, so it is quite safe to use.
- The durability depends on the vegan leather quality and the treatment performed
- Easy to clean (wipe clean only)
- Lighter than the genuine leather
- Lower quality comparing to the genuine leather.
- It is easy to get ripped and peeled.
Vegan leather fabric is still easy to be found at many stores. This fabric, especially the PU type, can be categorized as safe for the usage and environment. It can be a great alternative to genuine leather fabric that is expensive. Vegan leather fabric is a perfect alternative to use on your diaper bag coating for being more affordable and durable enough.