19 Aug '11, 12pm

7 Eco-Friendly (and Vegan!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

7 Eco-Friendly (and Vegan!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

Whether you consider leather a byproduct of the meat industry or complicit in its promotion , a durable "forever purchase" or an artifact of torture and murder , it's clear that more options abound than ever before. And we're not just talking about foul-smelling vinyl or its less-malevolent-but-still-pretty-plasticky kin—at least in virgin form—polyurethane. Today's faux leather comes in every stripe, from recycled plastic bottles to the stuff that keeps your bubbly stoppered. Above, Refinity's barkcloth trench , derived from the bark of the Mutuba tree in Uganda, offers the same tough-as-nails, fray-proof protection as cowhide.

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