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Global Leather Industry Position – Statement on Leather Alternatives

Global Leather Industry Position – Statement on Leather Alternatives There are more and more new materials appearing on the fashion, design and upholstery for transport and interiors markets, with the stated ambition of replacing leather as the material of choice. This is usually on the basis of claimed improvements in sustainability, which are rarely, if… [ read more ]

Carbon figures show why hides must not go to waste

Carbon figures show why hides must not go to waste – World Leather Article – Towards the end of 2020, the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) began looking into an aspect of leather’s sustainability story that has commanded surprisingly little attention until now. It began asking what the environmental impact is, in terms… [ read more ]

Amazon rainforest fires (UK Leather)

The true leather facts about the Amazon rainforest fires. While no one can fail to be horrified by the fires burning in the Amazon rainforest, the suggestion by Lucy Siegle that they are driven by the production of leather (Burning issue: how fashion’s love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon ) is… [ read more ]

Renouncing leather?

Renouncing leather? Helsinki Fashion Week: Certain groups make us believe renouncing leather means no more suffering animals in the world. Is that such simple? Meat industry: The renunciation of leather means that the meat industry will not be able to use the hide/skin as a by-product, it has to be disposed. The meat industry will… [ read more ]

How well are animals protected in Germany and Europe?

How well are animals protected in Germany and Europe? Carry on reading and find out! Who hasn‘t come across this kind of thing – in the media and the Internet, you are repeatedly confronted with scandalous articles reporting that animals (including farm animals) are suffering. And when you read something like that, you ask yourself… [ read more ]