When Did Vegan Leather Get So Damn Good? – Refinery29
Arguably, leather is the clothing industry’s last acceptable animal byproduct. Not long ago, fur connoted status and luxury, allowing for instant amplification in an item’s price. Now, brands across the spectrum, from Gucci to John Galliano, Burberry to Michael Kors, are promising to phase out their use of fur altogether. It’s no accident that this seismic shift in attitudes coincided with the increase in quality of alternatives, like those pioneered by labels such as Shrimps and Stand.