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A Guide to Buying Vintage Leather

1/11/2021
Well made leather lasts a long time and unlike most man-made, or synthetic materials it gets better with age, acquiring a depth of patina and wear pattern that is individual to the user - much like a favourite pair of jeans.

Responsibly made leather at the heart of sell-out new footwear

12/29/2020
D2C brand Amberjack has a waitlist of 10,000 for its new hybrid shoe.

Duke + Dexter leather sneakers - built for the stroll

12/22/2020
A sustainable sneaker, zero waste and no leftovers.

The Serapian family redesigned the interior of this car with their Mosaico leathercraft signature.

12/15/2020
Not just a car, no The Lancia Dilambda Cabriolet Carlton BS

Tradition and ambition come together in Design Challenge

12/8/2020
The Design Challenge has been launched with the objective of creating high-end fashion shoes with an emphasis on the sustainability.

How to Choose a Leather Jacket That You'll Keep Forever?

12/1/2020
We all need to invest in a more sustainable wardrobe for the future, but where to start?

Gen-Z will accelerate Millennial Trends

11/29/2020
<p>Gen-Z doesn’t regard luxury in terms of brands, but unique items that express individuality.</p>

What is the future of Leather?

11/17/2020
Listen to creative and founder of Bill Amberg Studio, Bill Amberg speak on the subject.

Jeff Hamilton – founder of Guess Jeans

11/17/2020
Jeff jumped from denim to leather, his passion

New online training course

11/10/2020
The globally renowned University of Northampton has launched a 12 week online training course

Buy less, Buy better, Buy leather

11/9/2020
<p>Berlin Department store to sell only pre-owned goods.</p>

Leather and motorcycles are extensions of each other

11/5/2020
Passionate about motorcycles and their synergy with leather. 

Trend alert

11/3/2020
Leather is an enduring trend - what better example than the 90s style leather dresses and coats making a comeback this Fall?

How to stretch your leather?

10/27/2020
Leather has long lasting comfort and shoes, jackets - even a wallet carried in the pocket will mould to the individual wearer.

Make your own sneakers!

10/22/2020
Ever wanted to make your own sneakers? Learn how with The Shoe Surgoen School.

Whether coat, dress or shirt - leather is one of the most popular materials this season

10/15/2020
Leather as a complete look is one of the hottest trends this autumn and winter.

3 reasons why Louis Vuitton uses leather

10/13/2020
Cristal clear why Vuitton uses leather. Read the 3 reasons of CEO - Michael Burke

Leather Industry Calls for Higg Index Review

10/9/2020
Leather Naturally is one of the co-signatories requesting that the Higg index MSI score for leather be suspended pending review of the underlying methodologies and data.

Meet the Maker - Francesco La Rosa

10/8/2020
Get to learn this amazing Italian Meet the Maker artist “Francesco La Rosa”. Real art on leather. Learn how his artworks are created.

Win these cool "Metcha" Sneakers

10/6/2020
Metcha and The Shoe Surgeon @theshoesurgeon teamed up and started a GiveAway for one & only Air Jordan XI "Prototype" custom design. They can be yours! 

’The European Commission is being called on to regulate the use of the term leather.

9/14/2020
’The European Commission is being called on to regulate the use of the term leather'. Why? Because consumers are confused.

Will Leather Finally Make the Leap from Runway to Retail This Fall?

9/10/2020
When you read the Sourcing Journal, leather clothing is an essential item in your wardrobe this season. 

Hermès | Watch the love for their products and their sustainability

5/14/2020
Leather Naturally believe in buy less, buy better, buy leather. In the world of mass production Hermès strives to add value and quality to products such as their bags that are worth keeping for life and repair them when necessary. 

You are a vegetarian and produce Leather, is that a contradiction?

5/4/2020
An interview with vegetarian Ana Maria Vasconcelos of the company Belcinto in which she explains why she sees no contradiction in using leather and looking at how they create sustainable products that last a lifetime.

Webinar - Leather Learning of April 14th

4/20/2020
Have you missed Part 1 of the webinar "Leather Learning", that was arranged by the Textile Exchange, no worries. It is recorded. 

Fiat 500 gets a sexy Armani makeover with leather

4/6/2020
The Fiat 500 just got a very special makeover which includes an amazing leather and wood interior.

The Restory

3/2/2020
One of the most enduring of all leather qualities is its longevity, it ages beautifully and well-made products can pass from generation to generation. 

Peterson & Stoop

2/28/2020
Jelske Peterson and Jarah Stoop are the names behind the brand Peterson & Stoop - a duo that is taking a pioneering and sustainable approach to footwear production and design.

Longchamp CEO defends name “leather”

12/2/2019
International Leather Maker published from the French magazine Madame Figaro an interview with Jean Cassegrain, grandson of Longchamp’s founder and General Manager of the company, said he refutes ‘greenwashing’ and there is no such thing as ‘vegan leather’.

Nobody passes on their t-shirt to their grandchildren..

11/6/2019
Slightly Alabama designs and manufactures limited quantity leather goods in West Village, NY. Metcha interviewed Creative Director, Dana Glaeser about making what he loves, and where he finds inspiration.

LVMH: Luxury & sustainability go hand in hand

9/30/2019
LVMH has published LIFE2020: Four objectives towards environmental excellence as part of its ongoing programme of embedding sustainable development throughout the business.

Don't fabricate an attack on leather

9/12/2019
The article published in the Guardian blaming leather for fuelling Amazon fires has attracted criticism for its inaccuracies. In the interests of transparency Leather Naturally reproduces below the response from founder member Dr Michael Redwood in which he expresses his concern that a misinformed public will be driven to choosing materials derived from fossil fuels.

New automotive leather resource

8/22/2019
The new One 4 Leather website has launched and in the words of the organisation, sets out to provide transparent information about leather as a material of choice in vehicles. 

Leather Rail Seats Save Money, Add Value

8/6/2019
Scottish leather company Muirhead has released a video detailing its recent refurbishment project with Irish Rail. Thought to be the largest project of its type, 234 carriages and 15,500 seats were refurbished with leather.

Fashion industry needs to stop vilifying leather

5/9/2019
Having recently joined the ILM team and the leather industry from the fashion and retail sector, where I was Editor of a leading b2b magazine, I have been eager to learn about the leather trade, including the challenges it faces and opportunities ahead. It’s quite apparent that there are many parallels between the key issues in both sectors. 

How I was fooled by synthetic leather

1/18/2019
Leather Naturally Chair, Egbert Dikkers thought he was making a sustainable choice when he opted for an electric car with leather interior. So why was his car delivered with plastic seats? 

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