The shiny or glossy 🙂 star for this transitional season is definitely PU (polyurethane). Seems to me, that before, people, who didn’t have material means, allowed themselves faux leather jackets. Today, people, who are trendy and self-aware, wear fake leather clothes. The effects, which can be created to an imitation leather are endless. And right now, garment manufacturers have taken advantage of all these opportunities by creating fashion temptations for people, who are not afraid of failure and walk on the thin line of good and bad taste.
So, what are the main differences between PVC and PU? PVC has more layers underneath its coating and it’s more tough and durable. PVC is also more weather resistant. PU is thinner and flexible and acts more like real leather, it can even wrinkle.
Is PVC toxic? Yes ☠️ I have googled a bit.. It contains dangerous chemical additives including phthalates, lead, cadmium, and/or organotins, which can be toxic. There was mentioned, that mainly to your child’s health. These toxic additives can leach out or evaporate into the air over time, posing unnecessary dangers to children.. ?? I think, not only to children.. For ex. – phthalate exposures in humans has been linked to changes in sex hormone levels, altered development of genitals, and low sperm count and quality 😩
What about PU.. It’s called today’s vegan leather and it is made using polyurethane, and it is so much better than PVC. … The raw materials of PU comes from fossil fuels, but producing PU is not yet entirely non-toxic.
First I thought, I will pick one limited edition polyurethane trench from Zara’s site, but then I noticed this brightful yellow dress at Ivo Nikkolo. My choice was the Estonian design dress (limited quantities available), which can be also worn as a trench coat.
Ivo Nikkolo dress – Product code: 270239, Doldik 1
Bag Gucci & the boots Massimo Dutti & sunglasses from Mango