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..
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
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.
Leather is a natural by-product
Good leather ages well and lasts
Leather is easy to repair and maintain
Leather and leather by-products can be recycled
Leather has many varied end uses
Leather has a natural comfort
Leather is naturally beautiful
The handle of leather adds luxury
Leather is a long-lasting product, used by designers for its beauty, comfort, sustainability, and practicality. Leather items are timeless as evidenced throughout the wide-ranging work of Amsterdam-based designer Mart Visser who’s creativity runs from haute-couture to the uniforms for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Dutch customs and design for interiors.
Design-A-Bag (DAB) online competition is the only bag designing event
of its kind for designers and design students all over the world.
Vesile Yilmaz is a traditional Ebru artist from Turkey, based in Wisconsin. Vesile describes Ebru as an art that is mesmerizing, meditative and meaningful that allows you to create mind blowing patterns with one drop of paint at a time!