Facts

'Leather is the oldest example of recycling...'

The Cotance January 2019 newsletter tackles misconceptions about the origins of leather and using the context of a jacket, sets out a clear explanation of where leather comes from for a new generation. The content is available in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian.


Leather Naturally Industry Video Collaboration

A group of European leather industry players, supported by Leather Naturally, have produced a video to promote responsibly produced leather. 


Leather Naturally Fact Sheet Available

The Leather Naturally Fact Sheet is now available - it presents as series of truths that are often misrepresented about the leather industry in a straightforward and easy-to-understand format.


Leather Properties

Leather is a versatile material - this short guide from Leather Naturally sets outs the different properties from softness, to water resistant leathers, explaining each in simple terms. 


Where does leather come from?

Leather UK releases a short animation that clearly describes where leather comes from, its benefits and versatility.


Leather | True or False?

What's true, what's false? Sort the facts from the fiction about leather in this straightforward guide to the industry.


What is Leather?

Produced by Leather UK this concise guide explains what leather is and perhaps more importantly what it is not as it busts some popular myths and explains just why leather is such an enduring and truly sustainable material.
 


Leather is a Good Material

Looking objectively at the world today we know we consume too much “stuff”, get pressured by the consumer society to replace it too quickly, and that a high percentage of that “stuff” is not responsibly made or recycled for one reason or another.


Sustainable Future for Car Seats Best with Leather

It is entirely false to equate the use of plastic in automobile seating with sustainability.  If car owners want to be sustainable they would insist on leather. Well-made leather from globally responsible factories is an engineered product of the highest quality. Unlike plastic it is natural and is not from a fossil fuel.


Veg or Chrome?

Chrome and vegetable tanning both produce appealing and distinctive leathers but to assume that 'natural' trumps 'chrome' in terms of impact is simplistic and misunderstands the process.


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