There are many customers who want to know why the price of the same product model is very different. Simply because they are made of different materials. Especially for leather products, this difference is more obvious.
Because there are 3 most popular types of leather: PVC leather, Pu leather, genuine leather. The differences are: price, durability, beauty, surface with different gloss and elasticity.
How to identify PVC leather
PVC leather is a scientific leather material. The composition consists of a base fabric usually knitted with polyester yarns. It is then stained with one or two layers of PVC to create a bond between the fabric and plastic layers. In order to form bumps, textures, etc. on the skin surface, this adhesive sheet will undergo a stamping process on the surface. Finally, the similar skins are finished and dyed to give the product a more beautiful and shiny look. Usually packed in jumbo rolls with different sizes to suit buyers' needs.
Cons: Although faux leather surfaces have the same texture as real leather, they are still considered a product made of PVC. It has the characteristic smell and luster of plastic, so it is easy to distinguish it from genuine leather. The main disadvantage of PVC leather is that it is hard and difficult to clean. It is often used to produce cheap products like cheap handbags, cheap soft plastic backpacks, cheap leather wallets, cheap belts…
How to identify PU leather
PU leather is a high-quality imitation leather material, and PU leather is essentially imitation leather. However, it is covered with a layer of polyurethane (PU) plastic. Makes this leather softer, almost like real leather. Due to the PU coating, it is easy to clean and more durable than PVC leather.
The PU leather is of fairly good quality and looks like real leather, so it's durable. Widely used in the production of: high-end leather notebooks, high-end leather wallets, high-end handbags, and high-end shoe materials. PU leather products are relatively easier to maintain, and the cost is lower than genuine leather, but more expensive than imitation leather.
How to identify real skin
Genuine leather is also known as leather, pure leather… usually from buffalo, cowhide, pigskin and sheepskin. In addition, there is calfskin, goatskin, horseskin, ostrich, crocodile skin… before it is used as raw material for the production of fashion products. Real leather goes through a chemical process called tanning. Leather is soaked in chemical bleach so the leather doesn't rot. Polishes the surface of the leather to help it maintain its durability over time. Depending on the requirements of each product, the leather is often covered with a coat of paint to impart luster and color before the finished product is made. Products made of genuine leather are usually very expensive and limited in quantity, so they are not as popular and widely sold as PVC and Pu leather."