Vegan Leather - Trend Material and Core Belief of Cezantí

The CEZANTÍ shopper is knowledgeable and strives to find products that are good for her wallet as they are for the environment. Vegan leather is a buzz word that comes along when shopping for leather handbags. But, what exactly is vegan leather?


Vegan Leather - Trend Material

Vegan leather is a polyurethane leather (= PU leather) that is artificially made of thermoplastic polymer. There exist multiple versions of PU leather, some of them more and some less eco-friendly but all vegan leather share that they do not incorporate genuine leather scraps and thus are cruelty-free. 

Pros and Cons of Vegan Leather

Perhaps you are undecided whether to buy a vegan leather handbag, especially because each material brings its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is a short list of its Pros and Cons: 


  • PU leather is 100% Vegan.
  • Easy to clean & does not absorb water.
  • Doesn’t dry out over time.
  • Can be made in sustainable way.


  • Can look fake and synthetic and thus appear cheap.
  • It does not develop a patina.
  • Is not breathable.

Vegan leather is cruelty-free, however, the challenge is to have it made in a sustainable way. 

Vegan Leather at CEZANTÍ - Our Belief 

As animal lover, we are convinced that we only use vegan leather that is cruelty-free. Our vegan leather and all the other materials we use are 100% made in Italy. Together with our partners, we have developed high-quality, durable and resistant vegan leather and microfiber fabrics with a soft hand-feeling.

Our vegan leather:

  • Top notch quality | 100% Made in Italy 
  • Soft-hand feeling 
  • Sustainable 

In order to foster vegan, but also eco-friendly materials, we use PU, some of which comes from renewable sources or recycled materials.

Typical renewable plant sources are pineapple, corn and rapeseed. Recycled materials consist of recycled or vegetable fibers e.g. bamboo.

CEZANTÍ is constantly working to increase its share. We are convinced that this is the right way to go.

In the end, we strive to offer your handbags that profit from the benefits from PU as well as genuine leather according to our slogan #mindfulluxury.