It’s pretty easy to confuse real authentic leather with faux or bonded leather. And the reason is not far-fetched.

Both Faux leather, also known as PU, and Bonded leather are quite similar in look and feel like the real thing. And it does not help too that plenty unscrupulous marketers are pushing these materials as the authentic leather.

For someone not experienced in identifying these materials; telling which one is original and which one is bonded or PU is simply hard.

Nylon or Polyester…which clothing material to choose? Take your time and think through the pros and cons of each fabric before making your choice.

You see, if you are anything like most people, you would have had a hell of a hard time deciding which material to select.

The reason is one: you may not really care enough to know about the fabrics used to make your clothing or your backpack as long as it gets the job of keeping water away, is durable, and doesn’t wear at first use.

Secondly, it could be that you honestly cannot tell the difference between both materials even if you’re staring at them.

It’s OK if it took you a while to decide which fabric to go for; or even if you can’t distinguish between them.

Leatherette or leather? Which one should you use? Which one will serve you best? And the most important question, how do you identify genuine leather?

You see, it’s very easy to get stuck, confused even when trying to decide which material to pick for your upholstery, clothes, car seat covers, and even handbags.

This, of course, is due to the striking similarity between both fabrics. The thing is if you were not told or not experienced, it is quite easy to mistake one for the other.

Perhaps, that’s precisely where you are at right now. Probably, you are at the point where you need to decide between them, but somehow, you can’t seem to make up your mind.

I’ve got you covered. So, regardless of what you know about leatherette or leather, in this article, I’m going to take you by the hand and walk you through everything you need to know about these two materials.

My goal is to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed buying decision.

So, if you are ready, let’s dive in.