About Leather Naturally

AN INDUSTRY MEMBERS ASSOCIATION THAT FOCUSES ON
EDUCATION & THE PROMOTION OF LEATHER

WHAT WE DO

Leather naturally is a not-for-profit industry members association that focuses on education and the promotion of leather. We promote the use of globally manufactured sustainable leather and seek to inspire and inform designers, creators, and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility.

 

Leather Naturally’s educational and promotional activities focus on leathers made from hides and skins that are a by-product from the food industry that would otherwise mostly be turned into waste. 

Responsibly made leather is a valuable alternative for oil-based products such as plastics – including PVC and Polyester – adding value to an important renewable material, via efficient and modern processing techniques.

Leather Naturally believes that the promotion of sustainably made leathers supports a continuous effort and the development of best practices supporting a circular economy. Moreover, it facilitates dialogues between the leather upstream supply chain, manufacturers and consumers.

This website is a resource that anyone can access to obtain balanced information about the leather industry..

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Mission

Leather Naturally promotes the use of globally-manufactured sustainable leather and seeks to inspire and inform designers, creators, and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility. 

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INFORM & INSPIRE

INFORM

Leather Naturally publishes series of straightforward fact sheets containing information about leather and leather manufacturing. 

All are available as downloads for use by educators, students, press and anyone that wants to gain access to transparent information about the industry.

We promote our activities through major leather fairs, conferences and presentations. It reaches consumers via the Metcha global campaign. www.metcha.com 

INSPIRE

Leather Naturally promotes its activities at major leather fairs and selected conferences. 

Our online digital magazine, Metcha is the oracle of leather design and culture that constantly inspires through its interviews, features and articles that report on everything from start-ups that are recycling leather trainers to iconic automobiles and the best vintage stores for leather jackets.


WHY LEATHER?



REDUCES WASTE

Leather is a natural by-product



LONG LASTING

Good leather ages well and lasts



REPAIRABLE

Leather is easy to repair and maintain



RECYCLABLE

Leather and leather by-products can be recycled



VERSATILE

Leather has many varied end uses



COMFORTABLE

Leather has a natural comfort



BEAUTIFUL

Leather is naturally beautiful



LUXURIOUS

The handle of leather adds luxury

LATEST NEWS

Duke + Dexter leather sneakers - built for the stroll

Duke + Dexter leather sneakers - built for the stroll

Besides the handmade shoes Duke & Dexter has a customisation service 10F1. Make your shoes personal.

In practice - leather as part of a circular economy

In practice - leather as part of a circular economy

How a local partnership transformed waste into beautful and long-lasting product.

The Chicago Leather School

The Chicago Leather School

"I have made over 10,000 pairs of shoes for customers since 1974."

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