What is your faux leather journal made from?
We use 100% cruelty-free PU leather. It’s Artifical Leather, a leather style material, but not made from animal skin. A 100% PU leather is normally made of polyurethane, polyester, cotton, nylon, or rayon. We don’t use bicast leather,bonded leather or split leather. These types of artificial leather are not 100% cruelty-free. They’re artificial leather with fabrious part from coewhide, but with polyurethane layer on top the leftcover of genuine leather.
Is faux/vegan leather durable?
For a writing journal it is durable. And it cost much less than the genuine leather. The non-absorbent feature of faux leather turns to an advantage for a paper product like writing journal. But for shoes, it’s less breathable, it might not be able to withstand the daily wear and tear.
Does valery faux leather journal have plastic / chemical smell?
We use the best faux leather we could find to make our journals. The genuine leather smell is a chemical smell too. Many chemicals are used to process faux leather and Genuine leather. But the smell won’t linger long on premium 100% PU leather.
Even the material itself has chemical smell during the manufacturing process, after the long manufacturing process of the writing journal and finally delivered to you, the smell has long gone. Let alone the small size of a writing journal, it doesn’t have big size as a jacket or sofa.
Is the paper fountain pen friendly?
The paper is friendly to most of the pens and inks. But it’s not for watercolor and markers. We’ve tested some fountain pens, fineliners, mildliners,brush pens,sharpies,rollerball pens on the paper.They all did quite well with no feathering,light ghosting, and some ink bleed through only with Sharpie permanent marker, and stub nib fountain pen with very wet ink.You may check our pen test here