BMW Introduces Animal-Free Leather Seats With 'The Highest Grade And Quality So Far'

'It's a big win for all animals, humans harmed in the tanning process, and the environment'
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'Perforated and thus passively breathable' (Photo: Thomas Majchrzak and Adobe)

'Perforated and thus passively breathable' (Photo: Thomas Majchrzak and Adobe)

Luxury vehicle company BMW is introducing animal-free leather seats* that have been described as possessing 'the highest grade and quality so far'.

According to car journalist Thomas Majchrzak, the company's Sensatec leatherette seats - which it has offered for some time now - 'exceed the feeling, comfort, and haptics of animal-based material'.

'Soft and plush'

"Perforated and thus passively breathable, quilted structure for the sports seats, soft and plush, yet cruelty-free. From now on, most BMW five-Series worldwide will be sold with this seat [as] standard in the U.S," Majchrzak said on Instagram.

"[It's] a big win for all animals, humans harmed in the tanning process, the environment, and for our year-long effort to change the industry for the better."

Vegan cars

Animal-rights charity PETA notes that whilst some car manufacturers are offering vegan leather interiors - other components of a car could be made from animal-derived materials.

PETA therefore urges consumers to contact each manufacturer directly to confirm that all components are entirely animal-free.

Plant Based News has contacted BMW to check whether any of its vehicles are completely free from animal-derived materials

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