Developed by TEIJIN CORDLEY LIMITED of the Teijin Group, this Artificial leather is both strong and lightweight, compensating for the shortcomings of natural leather while adding features that natural leather cannot offer. It has high durability, water resistance, and scratch resistance, and is more resistant to rain and scratches than natural leather. It is also scratch resistant even when scratched by sharp objects and does not wrinkle easily when folded. It is manufactured by impregnating special polyurethane into a non-woven fabric made from a combination of Ecopet, a hollow polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles. It is also certified under the Teijin Group’s “Earth Symphony” brand of environmentally friendly design. Another major feature of this product is that it is approximately 20% lighter than conventional man-made leather by blending fibers with an extremely high air content ratio and the environmentally friendly material ECOPET®.