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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
Thanks to everyone that tuned into the webinar hosted by APLF, listed below are the sources referenced through the presentation.
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.
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.