What is : Ecolorica?
Ecolorica is a high quality synthetic leather. It breathes much the same as animal leather, is extremely strong, and in our opinion is absolutely the best man-made material yet developed for the manufacture of full shoe uppers. Ecolorica is a microfibre technology, and the main ingredients are polyamide fibre and polyurethane. An excellent review of the history of synthetic leather technologies is given by Robert Kanigel in his book Faux Real. This is a great read if you are interested in the topic. The Ecolorica web site also provides some useful information, from a marketing perspective.