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A comprehensive guide – latest technologies, defining sustainability and common misconceptions.
Very simply put, vegan leather is any non-animal material designed to resemble the look of leather, and is able to partially or fully replicate its mechanical qualities. As a label, it is disappointingly unselective, and it especially fails as any indication for environmental advantage. Inadequately defined and loosely applied, the term ‘vegan leather’ cannot help us distinguish between materials that are harmful and helpful, wasteful and renewable, or even toxic and non-toxic.
In this guide, we will discuss the many varieties of vegan leathers that are available, and learn that they range greatly in their impact on the environment, from the helpful to downright disastrous. We will consider the importance of being more discriminating in our selection of materials, and discuss what factors, ecological and otherwise, we might examine to distinguish the truly green materials from the rest. Finally we will present in-depth profiles on some of the greenest and most promising vegan leathers available to us today.
What am I going to get from this guide?
In this guide, you will learn how to define and select vegan leathers that would best represent the purpose of sustainability, common misconceptions of the term “vegan”, currently available and up-and-coming options out there, as well as their technologies and usage. This will help designers and businesses with the selection process of materials, avoid pitfalls of selecting simply non-animal materials that are doing more harm than good to the environment when considering social responsibility, and which materials to adopt based on the properties of the many vegan leathers out there.
Is this guide for me?
This guide is suited to people with or without previous knowledge in vegan leathers, professionals of the fashion and manufacturing industry who want to get deeper insights on defining sustainability, as well as the latest technologies in the production and usage of eco-friendly yet aesthetically appealing materials.
1. What is Vegan Leather?
2. Bio-Leathers: imitating nature with nature
3. Tree-based Leather
4. Food Waste Leather
5. Mycelium & Mushroom Leather
The course has approximately 25 pages of content organised in 5 Lessons.
The guide is accessible through the ISM website, via your private account. You will receive an account once the payment is processed. The guide is accessible via computer as well as any mobile device.
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