At this year’s Tesla annual shareholder meeting, Elon Musk announced his commitment to make all Tesla models vegan. Now it looks like Musk is making good on his promise; Tesla just debuted a new leather-free Model 3 interior which doesn't compromise on design.

Tesla already offered synthetic leather seats as an option in its Model 3, Model X and Model S vehicles, however, the steering wheels remained leather. Now with an updated synthetic leather steering wheel, the Model 3 is finally vegan. This is the car innovator's response to pressures from PETA activists. According to TechCrunch, Musk admitted that he had wanted to implement the changes earlier, however "some challenges when heating the non-leather material and also how well it wears over time” necessitated more prolonged trials and testing.  

Tesla is committed to making the Model Y leather-free by 2020 and other models could follow suite.

On this episode of The Dropcast, we are joined by Pat Peltier, founder and designer of bootleg-inspired brand Bandulu. They go through the week's latest drops, including the Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike By You Blazers, Stone Island's fall collection, and our latest drop with Chinatown Market.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.