In contrast, PU is a much cleaner composite material. It requires less chemicals to make, and provides fantastic, strong, vegan leather with less layers – so less plastic too. The cherry on top is that PU biodegrades at the end of it's life, thanks to fungi that can be found in the soil and in landfills. This material might still be petroleum based, but it's far more earth friendly to make, and when it decomposes. By making high quality PU products that are crafted to last, we can minimize the impact of leather-like goods, while safeguarding animals as part of a vegan lifestyle!
The Future Of Vegan Leather
Thanks to a collective quest to find better alternatives to leather, the vegan fashion industry is certainly filling up with exciting potential! The latest technology and techniques are allowing the development of vegan leathers that don't use plastic at all. Waste materials like apple peels and pineapple fibers are being used to create incredible vegan leathers. Even mycelium – think mushrooms – is being used to create new leather alternatives! As we strive to clean up our oceans, recycling ocean plastic into vegan leather is also a trend on the rise.
At Viktoria, we can't wait to jump on these innovative ideas. Within the next two years, Viktoria fans can anticipate the arrival of new collections featuring such amazing materials! If you want to join us on our animal friendly journey, become a member of the Viktoria Club. Discover tips and stories that align with your values, and a community of empowered women, from all around the world. Not to mention – of course – gaining access to some exclusive Viktoria Discounts.
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