Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I've seen a product called Eco Leather in various Etsy shops. It's a faux leather which, in my mind, has both good and bad points. The bad is that it looks sooooo even that its "fauxness" may be a bit too obvious. But I haven't seen it in person yet, so that may turn out not to be a problem. On the plus side, I just don't like to use animal products in my artwork. Somehow, it just doesn't feel right when I profess to be so fond of them.
I guess the thing to do is order a bit of the Eco leather and see what I think. I've been justifying the real leather on the grounds that if I want to set higher prices on my pieces the materials should be good quality. One the other hand, there is a selling point to anything "eco." So stay tuned!