There are a lot of different types of baby accessories on the market made from cloth, silicone, plastic, and more, so why should you choose vegan leather? Here, we go over all the pros and cons of vegan leather and why it will become your favorite, go-to material for diaper bags, baby bibs, and baby changing mats.
What Is Vegan Leather?
Faux leather is any substrate that is made to look like genuine leather but is actually a synthetic product. Some of the top reasons we love vegan leather include that it’s:
Vegan Leather Is Cruelty-Free
More than a billion cows, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, and even dogs are cruelly slaughtered every year for their skin. Vegan leather, though it looks very similar to leather, is usually made out of plastic.
While much vegan leather is still made from plastics, it can also be produced by recycled plastics! This makes it a sustainable option allowing the plastic to be reused over and over again rather than sitting in landfills. Vegan leather is now also being made from fruit skins, cork, cacti, and more.
Soft On Baby Skin
Our vegan leather baby bibs and changing mats are super soft on a baby’s skin. They don’t get too hot or too cold so the baby never feels a shock against their bare skin. You can even leave them in the car on a hot day and use them right away with no issues.
Since vegan leather is made from plastics, it is already water resistant! This is a big perk for durability. It can get splashed with coffee, be dropped in a puddle, or take a spray from a newborn like a champion. It can also be left in the sun and withstand the elements - so feel free to take the bag to the beach, or wherever life takes you.
Durable & Easy To Use
Our vegan leather baby accessories are super easy to care for and will last you years. If your Yuuma diaper bag, baby bibs, or changing mat does get a little messy (which it is bound to), you can use baby wipes, detergent, or other cleaning products to wipe the bag without a worry. We always recommend doing a patch test before using any type of cleaning solution. Fold them up and stuff them in your diaper bag without a worry in the world.
Vegan Leather Is Easier To Clean
While vegan leather is super durable, a deep clean every once in a while always feels good. Here are some top tips when cleaning the outside and the inside of your Yuuma vegan leather bag. For more details check out this post.
Cleaning Vegan Leather
- Patch test your cleaning products (to ensure no damage)
- Remove noticeable spots
- Spot clean with dish soap
- Use q-tips for the hardware
- Remove excess water
Treating Vegan Leather
Baby oil! Use a nickel-sized amount on a dry cloth and condition the leather. Rub it on and then leave it to absorb and dry.
Limit sun exposure. While vegan leather handles the sun way better than real leather, it can dry out the bag over time.
Stuff it full! To help the bag keep its shape, keep it full. This will stop it from slouching and developing cracks or seams.
We guarantee our Yuuma bags, bibs, and changing mats will be your new favorite, go-to vegan leather items. They come in a variety of colors so you can mix and match them with ease.
Also, make sure to check out our vegan diaper bag. Our bags don’t scream ‘diaper bag’ because they are stylish, simple, and made to compliment every mom’s wardrobe and lifestyle. Being a mom does not mean you need to sacrifice your individual style and sense of self.