Reptile Leather, Facts & Myths

Reptile leather is a tiny proportion of leather made globally but transparency is equally important

Exotic reptile leather constitute less than 1% of the leather made in the world and they are an important part of the luxury goods industry. It is fair to say that there is a mixed set of opinions about using them within the leather industry, but this very small sector does not define in any way the nature of the leathers coming from the global livestock industry. What we definitely expect is transparency and honesty about the origins of skins, and assurance that everything tanned is CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) approved.

If you wish to understand more, the attached download “Reptile leather, product & trade, facts and myths” written by Epic Biodiversity is an informative starting point.

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