What is Vegan Leather or PU leather?

Our Material is PU leather it is also known as polyurethane leather that is artificial. If you are someone looking for a cheaper option, something vegan, or comes in a variety of colors, PU leather will be a great option for you.

Stella & Tuffy material is 100% PU leather which is completely artificial and is considered vegan. There are some types of PU leather called bicast leather that have actual leather but has a polyurethane coating on top.


Quality and durability are also important things to consider when comparing vegan and real leather. Vegan leather is often a lot thinner than real leather and much more light weight which is great for fashion and Dog collar. We have added extra layer inside for more strength in collar and leash.

A real, good quality leather can last decades when cared for. But fashion trends changes so quickly so there is no reason for spending lots of money on it. On the other hand, PU leather (vegan Leather) is cheaper and can be made into a variety of colors and styles.

PU Leather Pros:


  • PU Leather costs less than genuine leather because it is easier to manufacture.
  • PU doesn’t absorb water which makes it easy to clean.
  • 100% PU leather is vegan.
  • PU leather can be made into a variety of colors and styles.
  • Unlike leather, PU leather doesn’t dry out over time.
  • Better for sustainability because it uses fewer resources to make.

Quality & Durability

Since polyurethane has been used as a special coating for heavy duty and industrial purposes it is very durable. It lasts a very long time and usually does not crack or wear down easily. The overall durability and quality is quite good and actually way better compared to most faux leather alternatives. But that is what it is originally made for – being very tough and long lasting.

Sustainability & Ethics

Sustainability wise PU leather is actually way better than animal leather. The production takes up way less resources and therefore more eco-friendly. Although it is not as sustainable as plant-based leather alternatives it is still more sustainable than conventional leather. Especially when it comes to 100% true PU leather. There are still a lot of chemicals and petroleum involved in the making it not the most eco-friendly solution. It also does not decompose when thrown away in nature.

When it comes ethics, it is obviously way better than animal leather. No animals are harmed during the manufacturing process since it is 100% man made and requires no animals at all for the making. It is therefore also completely vegan.

Water Test

Animal leather is not water resistant. It absorbs it and gets quite wet. Pu leather on the other hand is very water resistant and does not absorb it at all. This adds to the durability of it.



  • PU is more complicated than PVC in production process. As PU base fabric is high tensile strength canvas, except coated on top of the fabric base, but also able to cover the fabric base in the middle, then you can't see its fabric base.
  • PU has better physical properties than PVC, with good torsion resistance, softness, tensile strength and air permeability.
  • There is no smell of plastic in PU Leather


Shipping & Delivery


We are glad to bring our customers great value and service. That’s why we provide free shipping over $49+ from our warehouses in South Australia. 

Free Local Delivery and Pickup Available. Newton 5074 SA.

  • Express dispatch 
  • 100% Australian Stock.
  • Free Express Delivery Upgrade  for Order $99+


    From the time your order is placed, it will take 1-3 business days to process your order, regardless of the shipping option selected at checkout.

  • We ship Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. We typically DO NOT ship orders the same day. Please allow up to 3 business days for orders to process

    Ex: (If you order on Monday, your order should ship out on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday).

    You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the tracking link once your order ships. Express shipping options and any other third-party fees are non-refundable.

    Your package may or may not require a signature. Most packages are delivered to the mailbox or front door of the address provided, however, it is up to the delivery courier to decide if the package is safe being left in the open.

Still waiting?

Most late parcels arrive within 5 business days of their expected delivery date. Please be aware that some parcels may be delayed by COVID-19 disruptions.

If the delivery is taking much longer than we expected, there are a few things worth checking before we begin an investigation.

Things to check

  • Tracking
    If your item was sent using a tracked service you can track it to check the status.
  • Card received
    Check if a notification card is in your letterbox or under your door – your item may have been delivered to the Post Office.
  • Accepted on your behalf
    Check if someone else at home or work accepted or signed for the item on your behalf. If you live or work in a large building, check with building management or the mailroom to see if they have it.



We are proud to offer international shipping services. However, there are some locations we are unable to ship to. If you happen to be from one of those countries we will contact you.


Stella and Tuffy are not liable if the incorrect address is placed during the checkout process. Please make sure that your billing and shipping address is correct before processing your order. If we have made an error we will fully take responsibility of the original order that was made for you at no charge.


Shipping time varies by location. These are our estimates:


*Estimated Shipping Time

Australia, New Zealand

3-6 Business days( 1-3 Days Express)


9-15 Business days(Express 6-10 Days)

United States

9-15 Business days(Express 6-10 Days)


Max delivery time – 10 business days for Australia.

*This doesn’t include our 1-2 day processing time.

*All shipping times exclude clearance/customs delays


You will receive an email with a tracking number once your order is shipped.


For some shipping companies, it takes 2-3 business days for the tracking information to update on the system. If your order was placed more than 3 business days ago and there is still no information on your tracking number, please contact us.


For logistical reasons, items in the same purchase will sometimes be sent in separate packages, even if you’ve specified combined shipping.

If you have any other questions, please contact us and we will do our best to help you out. hello@stellatuffy.com.au