Vegan leather and faux leather are the same thing – essentially a 'fake leather' material that does not use animal skin.
There is a range of materials that can be used to make vegan leather including synthetics like plastic and natural materials such as pineapple leaves.
he most commonly used materials for synthetic leathers are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU), which are plastic based materials. Another term for fake leather is “pleather” which comes from the term plastic leather.
These two commonly used synthetic materials in particular
have raised questions about the safety and dangers of vegan
leather to the environment. Very few vegan leathers are
made from natural materials although it is possible to find
more eco friendly products made from materials like
pineapple leaves, kelp ,hemp fiber and
even mushroom fiber.