Elkie bags are made with a premium cruelty-free vegan leather called Microfiber. Microfiber leather is the most eco-friendly of all leather alternatives created without any harmful chemicals or substances. It has a lot of similar characteristics to natural leather, however better physical & chemical performance. Because of superior performance it will not scratch, peel, tear, chip, or fade over time. It is also the lightest weight of all real and faux leather options- creating a lightweight bag. Microfiber leather is typically used in car interiors and furniture because of its durability. It is in common for microfiber leather to be used in the handbag industry because of its higher price point– however we have worked hard to create a product that will withstand the test of time and have priced our products similarly to other vegan bags on the market. We stand behind the quality of our products and offer a limited warranty on all of our bags.