WHAT IS VEGAN LEATHER AND SUEDE?
Vegan leather generally speaking is any material that is vegan (not from an animal) that resembles the look and feel of real leather. Vegan leather is currently made using a variety of natural and synthetic materials.
Our shoes are made with a combination of PU (Polyurethane) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). We preference PU where possible, as it is more environmentally friendly than PVC. PVC is however a stronger product than PU, so we tend to use PVC for boots and items you would expect to wear for longer.
PU leather is Polyurethane coated onto a backing fabric and softer than PVC, but will not last for as many years as PVC.
Microfibre suede is strong and has a soft luxurious feel.
When considering the environment, although our vegan leather is made from petrochemicals, the process of turning animal hides into leather is far more energy intensive as well as a largely polluting practice. When thinking about leather, we must also factor in the energy and land that it takes to raise a cow and then the further environmental impact of tanning its skin.
Although our vegan leather is not a perfect environmentally friendly option, in our opinion it is by far the lesser of the ‘two evils’. When considering ethics, vegan leather is obviously the ethically sound choice as no animals are killed to create it.
As sustainability is on our minds, we are currently testing Recycled PU leather made from recycled plastic bottles, which we hope to be able to offer our customers shortly.
WHAT ABOUT THE GLUE?
Our glue is synthetic - one is a poly chloroprene contact adhesive and the other one is a graft chloroprene rubber solvent-based adhesive.
WHAT CURRENCY IS USED ON YOUR STORE?
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
CAN I CHANGE MY ORDER?
In most cases we process and start the packing process immediately, which means we often cannot change an order once it's been processed. However, if you've made a mistake or want to change something please email us immediately and we'll see if we can help.
WILL I HAVE TO PAY CUSTOMS AND DUTY?
International customers are responsible for paying any customs or duty costs.