Few Coolest Indian Vegan Leather Brands

Few Coolest Indian Vegan Leather Brands

Coolest Indian Vegan Leather Brands| In 2019, Prada officially joined Gucci, Burberry and Coach in banning fur from its offerings. Ss consumer interest in animal-free products continues to mount, more and more fashion brands are switching towards, animal-free leather alternatives that can help them tap into this growing market.

The first widely-used leather alternative was polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. It is low-priced, with visual and tactile similarities to animal leather. However, it is one of the environmentally damaging form of plastic & releases toxic fumes including phthalates, dioxins and BPA. The more popular option for the fashion industry is polyurethane (PU) leather, a synthetic plastic polymer that is non-toxic and has superior suppleness. It is created by applying a spongy PU coating to a fabric backing.

A new wave of fashion revolution is seeing unprecedented rise in it’s followers.  Sustainable Fashion Brands are shifting away from traditional leather alternatives like PVC, to an eco-friendly substitute. Some brands have started using more eco-friendly substitutes drawn from agricultural waste such as pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit waste, and recycled plastic. India’s Sustainable Fashion Industry is not far behind, ingenious homegrown fashion labels are also making an transition from animal leather to vegan leather.

Here’s a list of flag-bearers of the ethical vegan leather fashion brands of India:

Aulive

Aulive is one of the coolest Indian Vegan Leather Brands. Aulive strives to make smart, fashionable and high-quality products using vegan leather. Aulive uses natural, vegan, plant-based leather alternative, inspired by the intrinsic characteristics of pineapple leaf fibres and has a textural expression and carries the features of softness, pliability and strength.

PAIO

Founded by Shweta Nimkar, PAIO is a PETA-certified vegan shoe brand based in Mumbai that makes  shoes for the people seeking cruelty-free, vegan leather items. PAIO offer its customers handcrafted ‘one of a kind’ shoes unique to their spirit while leading the way to becoming a conscious leather-free vegan brand. They have arange of shoes for women from high heel styles such as court shoes, pumps heels, platform shoes to ballet flats, mule shoes, kolhapuri footwear and much more!

Arture

Arture meaning Art with Nature, was established in 2015 by Shivani. Arture is committed to make all it’s products and processes clean & green every step of the way. It uses 100% natural cork fabrics to replace conventional leather. Cork is a highly durable, water-resistant, anti-fungal, lightweight, flexible and strong substitute to leather for accessories and no harm is caused to the environment and animals at any stage of it’sproduction. Their PETA-approved Vegan product range includes wallets, handbags, laptop sleeves and travel accessories.

Malai

Launched in 2017, this Kerala based vegan leather brand is the brainchild of Zuzana Gombosova and Susmith C Suseelan. Malai is a vegan leather brand that uses waste coconut water to convert it into “Malai”, a flexible, durable biocomposite material with a feel comparable to leather or paper. Their collection features a range of wallets, bags, footwear and accessories.

Coolest Indian Vegan Leather Brands
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