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Does a "vegan leather" exist?

Yes, the artificial leather or alternative leather. The material is usually some kind of plastic. There are even vegetable based alternatives, as indicated here.
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Does a "vegan leather" exist?

Yes. There is a type of leather which is made out of Mushrooms and its products are trending. "MuSkin" is one of the popular brands of Mushroom Leather.
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Are there any vegan BDSM products?

There is at least one company that creates BDSM products without leather: EthicalKink (NSFW link). They ship worldwide and you can return unused products for free. P.S. I am not affiliated with the ...
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Durable Trekking Boots (vegan)

Quality Material Matters There are many vegan shoes on the market that use a goodyear welt, but wheather or not they are durable is dubious. As it was mentioned on /r/goodyearwelt, a GYW design only ...
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Are animals killed in the production of rexine?

Rexine and other artificial leathers are cloth-backed plastics In general, the whole point of artificial leathers is to not be animal skins, for either ethical or cost reasons. The cloth component is ...
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How can I detect leather besides a sniff test?

Besides reading the labeling and testing the smell, there are some things you can look for: Looking very closely, does it have pores (real) or only a pressed texture (fake)? The hair follicles ...
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Is it consistent with a vegan philosophy to buy and wear secondhand leather products?

Technically, no (source): Veganism [..] the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet Using artificial leather can be a good replacement to obey vegan ...
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Are there any vegan BDSM products?

There used to be place called kinkclusive. But they are currently on a hiatus. They used to have a huge collection of vegan BDSM things. All of them were handmade! Tried to read about it after coming ...
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Are DM vegan shoes less waterproof than the leather versions?

The product page for the shoes you described does not mention waterproofness anywhere. Did a store assistant promise you that they are waterproof? Or do you have any other reason to believe they are? ...
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Can a vegan ethically buy animal leather knowingly?

The leather product (ElmoSoft) sold by this company (Elmo) is definitively NOT taken from a cow that died of natural causes. The clearest proof is from their supplier code of conduct in which they ...
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How much is leather a byproduct of meat production?

Nic, you've asked a number of questions here, but let me do my best to impart what I know. Cattle leather does come from various types of cattle, including calves, buffaloes, and zebus. In no sense ...
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is QIN Leather, used for smartphone cases, vegan?

Seeing as how the only google results for "QIN leather" reference the Nillkin products, one can only assume that QIN is part of the brand name and not an actual material. The material itself seems to ...
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Are animals killed in the production of rexine?

Rexine sounds like a great alternative to leather, not only avoiding animal skin altogether but also being natural, avoiding oil based (basically plastic style) fabric. A lot of the make-up is ...
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