BMW introduces vegan car interiors, made with plant-based leather

Yvonne O'Halloran

Luxury car brand BMW has introduced animal-free leather seats in most of its BMW 5-series vehicles.

Car journalist Thomas Majchrzak took to Instagram to praise the company for embracing sustainable materials.

The vegan Sensatec leatherette seats are, according to Majchrzak “the highest grade and quality so far that even exceeds the feeling, comfort and haptics of animal-based material.”

He added that the move is “a big win for all animals, humans harmed in tanning process, the environment and for our years long effort to change the industry for the better.”

The decision by BMW joins many other leading car manufacturers which are introducing vegan friendly leather to their vehicles.

Animal rights charity PETA lists all of the options for leather free car interiors on its website, though warns that not all components of the interior are guaranteed to be completely plant-based.

They have advised that it is best to contact the manufacturer in order to be sure that the other components of the vehicle are not from animal origin.

It is unclear as to whether it is only the seats in the BMW 5-series that are made from animal-friendly leather.

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

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