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How I was fooled by synthetic leather

Leather Naturally Chair, Egbert Dikkers thought he was making a sustainable choice when he opted for an electric car with leather interior. So why was his car delivered with plastic seats? 


What will the Tannery in 2030 be like?

International Leather Maker has published a personal view of Egbert Dikkers, Chair of Leather Naturally of what the leather supply chain could be like by 2030. 


Leather Naturally Incorporates

We, the former Steering Committee of Leather Naturally are pleased to announce that as from 18th October 2018, Leather Naturally has been incorporated as an Association (‘Vereniging’ in Dutch) according to Dutch law. Below, we describe what we have been doing, what needs to be done and the need for your input latest November 15th. 


Leather Naturally Challenges Helsinki Fashion Week

The decision by Helsinki Fashion Week to ban leather makes no sense in terms of sustainability or environment. Leather Naturally challenges the thinking behind the decision in a letter to the organisers.


Leather is a Good Material

Looking objectively at the world today we know we consume too much “stuff”, get pressured by the consumer society to replace it too quickly, and that a high percentage of that “stuff” is not responsibly made or recycled for one reason or another.


Nike Interview Raises Questions About Flyleather

The recently published Dezeen interview with Nike includes claims about Flyleather that concern Leather Naturally. Spokesperson Mike Redwood responds.


Don't Mess with Leather

As PETA lobbies publishers of dictionaries to change the definition of leather to include things that are....well... not leather, Leather Naturally responds on the side of clarity for the consumer.


Is Beef Really that Bad for the Planet?

"I recently stood in a trade show booth for multiple days and answered consumer questions about beef production. It’s amazing that some environmentally conscious consumers actually believe the hype that beef production is causing more global warming than all transportation combined in our county!"  Gregory Bloom, meatingplace.com


Telegraph Article Fails to Inform

An article in The Telegraph online that claims car manufacturers should ditch leather was not well received by readers. Leather Naturally added its own voice to the majority of consumer commenters who both understand the provenance of modern automotive leather and value its benefits.


A White Paper View of the Sustainability of Responsibly Made Leather

While it is quite easy to explain what is not sustainable, declaring something to be sustainable is difficult. There is no precise definition of the term sustainable that allows a simple statement of “yes” to the sustainability of a product.


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