Our bags are made of PU leather and nylon. PU is a synthetic material made out of a type of polymer called polyurethane this material is often referred to as ”vegan leather” because the look and feel is similar to animal leather. We believe that ”vegan leather” is a better option in the making of a bag.
First of all no animal is harmed in the process of making ”vegan leather” but its also a material that is more water-resistant then animal leather and has less weight. The tanning process of animal leather uses chemicals including formaldehyde that are very harmful for the people working in the factories making leather bags. People don’t live very long if they become a tanner in certain parts of the world. There is synthetic material that still have traces from animals in the production but the material Steele & Borough is using have been certified VEGAN from vegan org and animal rights organisation P.E.T.A.