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Is authentic leather burning a hole in your pocket? Here’s a stylish alternative

Synthetic leather is a great choice for college students and fashionistas on a budget alike. Read on for reasons you can ditch the real deal for artificial leather.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 21, 2017 09:46 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Synthetic leather costs a fraction of the price of real leather.(Shutterstock)

Customers often have a hard time while buying the right leather footwear suitable to their needs. With environmental causes and animal rights campaigns gaining momentum around the world, many are choosing to ditch real leather for synthetic leather. Ravindra Bhatia, founder of leather menswear shoe brand Egoss, and Sonia Agarwal, marketing head of another shoe brand La Briza, share tips on why you should go for synthetic leathers:

* Genuine leather allows for great craftsmanship and durability for customers but, with synthetic leather, you can enjoy fast fashion with good designs at affordable prices.

* Synthetic leather is less expensive and does not require getting hides at the cost of animals. The leatherette can, in fact, be customised to suit the end application better than real leather. Synthetic leather footwear allows the brands to offer designs at affordable prices and to cater to individuals that don’t consume leather goods.

* Synthetic leather footwearis perfect for those who follow veganism and don’t use leather goods.

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First Published: Sep 21, 2017 09:34 IST