Did you notice the increased use of sustainable fabrics and materials in the latest editions of the Paris fashion week? Are you wondering what the gradual shift to eco-friendly products is all about? The green movement that has gripped the world since the last decade has made the people from all walks of life to think about sustainable development. Many designers and manufacturers have taken notice of the detrimental effects of the fashion industry on the environment. This includes the many side effects of using harmful chemicals in the textile industry. However, the production of leather is by far the most harmful aspect of the textile industry. While the fashion world remained aloof for many years, lately it has also joined in the green revolution with sustainable fashion products. This has led to increased use of sustainable fabrics and products in the fashion world too.
So, what does sustainable fashion mean for the fashion industry? Simply put, it means saying no to materials like leather, synthetic fiber, PVC, etc. and embracing alternatives like vegan leather and organic fabrics. These products are eco-friendly and their production too does not harm the environment or the workers. But what exactly is vegan leather and how does it work as an alternative to real leather?
Vegan leather is a catch-all term for anything that is not made from animals. It includes all products that are made without hurting animals. This doesn’t mean that anything called vegan is sustainable. Most vegan leather products are made from PU and PVC which are plastic synthetics. PVC or PU is not real vegan leather. These materials are not bio-degradable and cause much harm to the environment. And there are many manufacturers that use these synthetic materials and still call it vegan products. As an alternative to real leather, there are many other materials that look and feel like real leather and yet are bio-degradable. For example, artificial leather made of pineapple waste, food and beverages waste, cactus, etc. Many famous brands like Doshi use microfiber based vegan leather products like vegan bags, wallets, etc. which is much more durable and which feels like real leather.
Vegan Leather Brand Doshi
Many leading brands and designers have taken the motto ‘cruelty-free fashion’ to heart. Even if it means embracing fakes! More and more manufacturers are using leather alternatives in their clothing collections to do their bit for the environment. One of the leading brands in vegan leather products making waves in the market with its cruelty-free fashion is Doshi. Doshi is a men’s and women’s vegan bags and accessories brand that makes beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly products. They design their products to be practical and useful for a long term. For this, the products need to pass various tests where they are scratched, dropped, tugged on, and even pulled.
Their products are not only fashionable and cruelty-free, they are also intended to meet your diverse needs and serve you for years. Their goal is to meet the needs of smart, socially and environmentally conscious professionals, jet-setters and fashionistas.
Just like Doshi, there are many other brands and manufacturers that are turning to artificial leather to make vegan leather bags, vegan wallets, shoes, belts, etc. The process of tanning and finishing real leather includes many chemicals and toxins that harm the nature as well as the people working with them. They can cause many diseases like skin and lung cancer and other ailments. Using vegan leather makes a great deal of difference and has huge impacts on the environment. While using artificial leather ensures there is no cruelty on animals, it also makes sure that the products you use are long-lasting and durable. Vegan leather is eco-friendly and does not pollute the environment. It also reduces the use of toxic materials in various textile and leather factories. Even if the change is miniscule, it still has a big impact.
Not only have many independent brands turned ‘vegan’, but their unique style, finesse, and elegance has made the whole world sit up and take notice. These environment-conscious leaders of the fashion industry have started a new trend of sustainable and cruelty-free fashion that can help you shop consciously without compromising on style.