We reveal the truth behind the myths and misinformation about leather and its production, cattle farming and more.
Amid all the confusion about how to calculate the sustainability of different materials, we need to put the record straight: Leather is more sustainable than manmade alternatives.
Longevity is leather’s strong suit. The beauty is that it can be repaired, restored, enjoyed for a lifetime, and passed down through the generations. Despite its durability, though, people still throw their leather items away.
According to the Water Footprint Network (WFN), it takes 15,400 litres on average globally to produce a kilo of beef, which works out at 1925 litres for a pure beef quarter-pounder. But what does this really
There are often claims that wearing and using leather leads to the rearing, and therefore the killing, of more cattle. Here’s why these claims are
Chrome tanning: how does it work and why is there so much confusion about it? The most widely used technique in worldwide leather production, and the most efficient, chrome tanning is used in the production of around 85% of all
Vegan leather, pleather, leatherette – despite their names there is one thing all these materials have in common – they are not leather.
Depending on whose estimate you take and how cattle are reared, it takes 20-40 kilos of feed to produce one kilo of beef. Those estimates often lead to the claim that if that feed were given directly to people it would nourish them more
US hides have been valued at less than 2% of a cow’s total value for the last two years, which is why they are considered a by-product and often end up as waste.