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 Post subject: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:35 am 
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Hi. I am brand new to this forum. Just joined a few minitues ago. I tried doing a search but I may have missed something. I recently converted or am trying to convert from vegitarian to vegan. My current issue is we need a new sofa. I am looking for a vegan leather but all the faux leathers seem to have some salvaged leather blended in. Is there anyway I can safely purchase a faux leather sofa and be assured it's really vegan? Thank you so much for all of your help!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:49 pm 
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How can you tell that some faux leather has real leather in it? All my searches seem to imply faux leather, leatherette, etc. don't have any animal parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:23 pm 
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I think the best way would be to call the company directly! I've never heard of salvaged leather being mixed with faux leather, but I have had good luck with customer service the last couple times I bought furniture.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:56 pm 
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Thanks when I look at the descriptions, it would either say or it had a word that when goggled said it was made with scraps of leather. I did in the meantime find Rogers and Chris and I am thinking of ordering either a waxed canvas or a vinyl sofa from them. The even have vegan options for the stuffing. :) I may still look and see if I can find a cheaper option.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:52 pm 
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I love the look of waxed canvas!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:22 pm 
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A lot of the less expensive "leather" sofas at ikea are, in fact, not leather. You have to look at the product specifics for each one to figure out which are which, though.

My friend lusted after one of their bright orange ones forever and was trying to find a vegan version until one day she looked closer and ta da! The one she wanted was vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:56 pm 
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I have to go with faux leather since one of my cats loves to claw fabric. What I found was that a lot of the sofas had leather as the seat and backrest surface while the other parts were faux.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan leather sofa?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:46 am 
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A lot of the less expensive "leather" sofas at ikea are, in fact, not leather. You have to look at the product specifics for each one to figure out which are which, though.

My friend lusted after one of their bright orange ones forever and was trying to find a vegan version until one day she looked closer and ta da! The one she wanted was vegan.

Oh wow, I had no idea! I just found one each of 2- and 3- seaters that are actually coated fabric! I think I looked once before and the ones I liked were real leather.

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