At O.N.E, we do not, and never will, use any materials derived from animals. We believe that luxury does not have to come at the expense of animals and the planet.
Vegan Microfiber Leather - not perfect but much better than animal leather on all fronts
Our vegan leather is made from nylon and a solvent-free polyurethane to fully replicate the texture of calf leather, while being significantly lighter, more abrasion resistant, odor resistant, and water repellent. Being free from solvents and PVC, along with compliance with EU REACH standards, our vegan leather is also safer for the environment and people to work with.
We acknowledge that vegan leathers are not without environmental impacts and we are not perfect. While synthetic fibers do cause damage to the environment (mainly from fossil fuel use for plastics), compared to animal leather, the overall damage is far less.
In 2017, Global Fashion Agenda (a global leadership forum on fashion sustainability anchored around Copenhagen Fashion Summit – the world’s principal event on sustainability in fashion for industry decision-makers) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) embarked on a partnership, along with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (“SAC”), to deliver the Pulse Report, a qualitative and quantitative report of the sustainability performance of the global fashion Industry.
In the report, they measured the cradle-to-gate (from material extraction to the point at which materials are ready to be assembled into a product) environmental impact across chemistry, global warming, water scarcity, etc. – cow leather was found to be most damaging out of all of the fibres, while synthetic leather’s impact is far below.
Quoting directly from the Pulse Report,
“Synthetic leather has only a third of the environmental impact of cow leather.”
Source: Pulse of the Fashion Industry Report. (2017). Global Fashion Agenda & The Boston Consulting Group.