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synthetic leather vs real leather

heynow

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how can you tell real from fake? I bought this duffle bag i thought to be leather but the tag says "polyethylene foam" maybe this is the interior of the bag which is like a windbreaker kinda material. Does anyone know if they make faux leather out of this material? plus there is no "leathery" smell to it and it feels a bit too squishy.
 

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Polyethylene is a huge range of plastics, and unless the bag states somewhere else that its leather, it probably isnt.
 

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Originally Posted by heynow
how can you tell real from fake? I bought this duffle bag i thought to be leather but the tag says "polyethylene foam" maybe this is the interior of the bag which is like a windbreaker kinda material. Does anyone know if they make faux leather out of this material? plus there is no "leathery" smell to it and it feels a bit too squishy.

I think the Polyethylene Foam refers to the interior of the bag. The external "leather" is probably Pleather (plastic leather), or real leather.

Pleather is most commonly made from polyurethane (also used in automobile seats) or polyvinyl chloride (also used in piping or flooring).
 

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