Is Vegan Leather Durable?

January 12, 2022 5 min read 2 Comments

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Leather bags have been popular for decades, but vegan leather has become a popular choice for handbags, belts, and clothing alike with the world's shift on different ideals. We're all familiar with how durable and long-lasting genuine leather is, but is vegan leather durable?

MAYKO has developed a line of vegan leather handbags to accommodate the clients we love so much and to show potential new clients that we will always keep fresh designs and products coming while adapting to styles, trends, and opinions of this ever-fluctuating fashion industry.

However, we won't ever sacrifice the quality of our handbags just to keep up with the styles of the current moment. We value durability, and when we commit to any new line, we ensure our products are going to bring genuine joy to the people who will be using them daily.

So today, we're going to talk about the durability of vegan leather to put your minds at ease and instill in you the same confidence in our vegan line that we have.

Is Vegan Leather More Durable?

Vegan leather is not more durable than genuine leather. However, we have ensured that our vegan leather handbags are still durable and made to last, although made with different materials other than genuine leather.

The reality is, the durability of vegan leather depends most on how well you take care of your handbag.

While real leather wears in and softens, looking great for years to come, it still needs some TLC like proper cleaning without harsh chemicals and conditioning to keep it at its finest for the years ahead.

With faux leather or vegan leather, you have to know just how to take care of the material to keep it looking and feeling it’s best for the most extended period of time.

We recommend a simple damp cloth to clean up your bag, preventing any chemicals or soaps from ruining the quality and material of the bag. Additionally, keeping your bags out of direct sunlight for a long period of time is always wise to avoid any cracking or crinkling of the material.

Since vegan leather doesn't have pores like genuine leather does (which can soak up conditioners to keep it soft and supple), you won't need to maintain much, and it can be reasonably resistant to lots of stains and scratches that keep your bag durable in many ways.

But, please, like you would with anything you cherish, treat your bag with love! The more gently you treat it- not leaving it on the floor to trip over it and give it rug burn, concrete burn, or a sunburn- the longer your bag will last and prove to be durable.


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Is Vegan Leather Good Quality?

Vegan leather goods can be of good quality if bought from a designer brand that takes care to ensure the quality of the material being used. Additionally, vegan leather is good quality if it's sourced from a company that takes care in selecting their materials to ensure they are using nothing but high-quality, fashion-forward designs.

However, since there are so many different companies out there producing vegan handbags and accessories each day, some of them are not held to the same high-quality standards as designers like us at MAYKO.

Our faux leather material is chosen implicitly to be as durable and long-lasting as every other material we use to construct our handbags.

Sacrificing quality for the sake of being "vegan" or "eco-friendly" isn't in our vocabulary, as we believe both can and should go hand in hand.

When you buy a MAYKO bag, you're guaranteed good quality that will stand the test of time and lots of love!

What Is Vegan Leather Made Out Of?

Vegan leather can be made out of a multitude of materials like polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or any other synthetic leather substitute. Nowadays, you can also find other vegan leathers made out of recycled materials, cork, pineapple leaves, etc.

There are also several different types of faux leather, including leatherette, bi-cast leather, microfiber, pleather, PU-coated fabric, and more.

As you can see, faux leather is not just one material but a variety of materials that can be used to create handbags of different textures, colors, and looks in order to appeal to as many people as possible.

This also allows companies to experiment with new materials and technology to create an even wider range of vegan leather products for their customers.

While some are made with subpar materials that have little to no durability or can be easily damaged, other faux leather products are top-quality alternatives that are just as stylish and durable as any authentic leather handbag out there.

We use only the best faux leather material that is easy to clean and made of 100% animal-friendly materials.

If you're looking for excellent quality, durability, comfort, and style, look no further than MAYKO's faux leather collection!

Don't worry- we're going to tell you all about it now!


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Our Vegan Leather Collection

Our faux leather vegan collection all stems around our infamous and exceedingly popular Tami tote!

Available in three of our most loved colors, black, distressed brown, and distressed gray, you won't even notice that these bags aren't made of our typical genuine leather.

In our opinion, this tote bag is the perfect size to hold everything you could possibly need with ideally placed organizational compartments inside to keep everything you need in just the right spot. One side of the bag has three side-by-side pockets to store items, along with the other side of the bag having a large zippered compartment.

Plus, for those days you need to fit a bit more in your bag, discreetly placed snaps on the outside of the bag allow for a bit of extension to widen the bag, while the snaps can be shut when you want to condense the bag a bit more on other days.

The magnetic closure allows you to reach in your purse at a moment's notice quickly but still have a sense of security by keeping the bag partially closed.

Our Vegan Leather Tami Tote is the ultimate choice for your new purse this upcoming year. If you prefer avoiding the leather material, you'll be ecstatic with the high-quality this purse's material offers while still getting one of the top handbags MAYKO creates.

In Summary

So, is vegan leather durable? It can be, yes. It won't ever be as durable as our genuine leather handbags, but with proper care and love towards your faux leather bag, you can surely have a handbag that will last for years and be completely animal friendly.

While vegan or faux leather can be made of many different materials, we have ensured that our faux leather Tami tote bags are made of high-quality material and are created using the finest techniques to make bags that will last!

So, put our Vegan Tami Tote in your cart now! We know you'll love this bag and so will all of your friends as they can last the test of time!

2 Responses


June 05, 2024

Thank you for sharing such insightful information on vegan leather durability. Your blog post provides a valuable perspective on sustainable fashion choices. Keep up the great work!


May 31, 2024

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