100% Cruelty-free Vegan Leather

We're committed to products that contain no animal products. Read more about our product selection and specification here.

Owner Certified Statement on Vegan Product Specification

100% Cruelty-free

Our bags are vegan leather- this means they are 100 % vegan because they have no animal skin, unlike genuine leather. It’s vegan-friendly because no animal extracts or by-products are used in the manufacturing process.  

100% PU leather appeals to vegan consumers who like the look of real leather but avoid it for ethical reasons

Leather Alternatives and Fashion

Once considered a huge no no in the fashion industry we're undergoing a shift and seeing the increasing use of leather alternatives by big brands.

PU short for polyurethane, a synthetic leather is durable, long-lasting

Our bags are made of PU Leather which is often called faux-leather. 

Polyurethane is more environmentally friendly when compared to plastic. While both products come from the same source – fossil fuels – they end up in different forms. Their chemical makeups give them different uses. Plastic has to undergo special processes to be recycled while recycling polyurethane is more efficient.

  1. Recyclability: Polyurethane can be recycled and reprocessed into new products, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. Some plastics, especially single-use ones like PET bottles, have limited recycling capabilities due to their composition.
  2. Durability: Polyurethane tends to be more durable than many traditional plastics, meaning products made from PU can have longer lifespans, reducing the need for frequent replacements and thus lowering overall resource consumption.
  3. Energy Efficiency: PU production typically requires less energy compared to traditional plastics like polyethylene or polypropylene. 
  4. Reduced Toxicity: While both PU and traditional plastics can release toxic substances during production and disposal, polyurethane generally emits fewer harmful chemicals than certain types of plastics, particularly PVC (polyvinyl chloride) which contains chlorine.
  5. Renewable Sources: Some polyurethanes can be made from renewable resources such as plant-based oils, further reducing their environmental footprint compared to plastics derived solely from fossil fuels.
  6. Biodegradability: While not all types of polyurethane are biodegradable, some formulations have been developed to break down more readily in certain environments, offering a potential advantage over conventional plastics that persist in the environment for hundreds of years.

The Future at Trudy Burton London

We're on a journey to consistently improve our operations as we grow the business. Our future plans include expanding our product offering to include plant-based bio vegan leather bags as part of a premium range.