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New law protecting the term "Leather"

Unic Italian Tanneries wins the battle:
The council of ministers approves the Italian decree protecting the tern "leather"
The new law does not only set out more correct terminology: it also imposes a ban on the use of the terms “leather” (“pelle” e “cuoio” in Italian language) to identify materials not deriving from animals

 




Hermès | Watch the love for their products and their sustainability

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?

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

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

 




The Fiat 500 just got a sexy Armani makeover and is equiped with Leath<span></span>er

The Fiat 500 just got a very special makeover which  includes an amazing leather and wood interior. Leather is often used to signify luxury, but in reality it is a hard-wearing practical choice of material for automotive seating  that will last as long as the car and age beautifully. 
 
 

Read all about the incredible Fiat 500 collaboration with the designer Giorgio Armani here in GQ.
https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/fashion/article/armani-fiat-500




How the leather for a car interior is made

Study the infographic by clicking on the link:
One-4-Leather-Infographic_How-leather-is-made-(1).pdf




Leather is a by-product from the meat industry

Thanks to Diana Rodgers of Sustainabledish - Sacred Cow for the amazing infographic, which shows leather’s place as a by-product from the meat industry.


 


Real Leather is Greener than Imitations

Processing hides from livestock into leather is one of the oldest practiced forms of recycling. Hides are natural and inevitable by-products of meat and diary consumption. In fact, in the U.S., every hide used in leather production comes from animals raised for food; the leather industry does not slaughter a single animal. Rather, the industry purchases these hides - which other wise would go to waste - and transforms them into durable, versatile and beautiful real leather. 


 


The Restory

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

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.




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