Using animal leather in goods and accessories is no longer seen as ‘luxury’.
As the world looks toward cruelty free ways to manufacture products, vegan leather alternatives have become more and more popular.
Yet while this can help reduce the environmental impacts of leather production, making vegan leather can come with its own problems. At Caseco, we want to be completely open and honest with our customers, so here is why we made the decision to use PU vegan leather instead of PVC.
As many of us are aware, PVC is made in ways that are harmful to the environment, particularly if the manufacturing company isn’t careful with how they deal with the pollution it causes. When it first was discovered, PVC seemed like it would be the answer to everything, but because it was so cheap to manufacture, this encouraged companies to mass-produce cheap disposable accessories. These items were of poor quality and quickly became unusable, meaning that customers simply throw them away and bought another one.
This led to more and more plastic ending up in our landfill and gave PVC a bad reputation, meaning that many customers went back to real leather because of its durability.
Right now, PU leather is the best vegan leather on the market for eco-friendly phone cases, which is why Caseco uses it. It may be more expensive than PVC, but we want to create a product that is strong, durable, and that will last for years.
We’re always open to innovation and hope that high-quality plant leather that is suitable for use in eco-friendly phone cases will be available to use in the years to come. If you are interested in the materials we use to make our products, you can find out more here.