I keep receiving so many questions about faux leather, especially the following: what is faux leather fabric? That’s why I’m going to give you a very easy answer to understand, and I know that some of the vocabulary I may use may sound very technical and somehow difficult to understand, but please, bear with me, I’m going to make everything possible in order to make this subject very easy for you to understand.
First, let’s talk about faux leather, what is it?
Faux leather is simply a synthetic imitation of real leather.
We all know that real leather comes from animal hides, it’s very difficult to produce, requires so many hours of work and so many chemicals and products, that’s why it’s very costly and somehow rare at the same time!
I’m sure that the idea of leather being rare is going to sound strange to most of you, but it’s the truth, in this sense at least:
Real leather is rare in uniformity, meaning that there aren’t two pieces of real leather that are going to look the same!
This poses a very difficult challenge to most artisans and manufacturers, it’s because they have to produce uniform products that must satisfy customer demands.
This means one thing: quality real leather is expensive!
That’s why faux leather was invented, as an alternative to real leather, it’s because it’s produced industrially using plastic and other petroleum products, it’s very difficult to come up with a cheaper substitute, and it’s also very easy to work with.
Let’s answer the second question, what is a fabric?
Simply said: it’s a textile or cloth that is made with natural or artificial fibers.
This can make things a little difficult for you to understand, but please, bear with me, when we talk about faux leather fabric, we simply mean a piece of uniform faux leather, it has the same texture, same motives, and the same design as well.
That’s what we mean by faux leather fabric.