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“Our goal is always to not waste hide”

19.10.2021
Real Leather. Stay Different interviews Jay Jensen, boss of the Southwest Hide Co.

The Leather & Hide Council of America has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with World Wildlife Fund

19.10.2021
The two organisations have joined forces to collaborate on a series of initiatives aimed at enhancing Environmental, Social, and Governance practices in the U.S. leather industry. <p> </p>

Research finds using leather does not mean more cattle

01.06.2021
Research commissioned by the US leather industry used 25 years of government data to reach its findings.

LHCA Earth Day Pledge

22.04.2021
The Leather & Hide Council of America targets zero waste and transparent supply chain as it fights fast fashion and champions slow style

Benchmark Study on Leather Alternatives Published

12.04.2021
The Research Institute for Leather and Synthetic Materials (FILK) in Freiberg has studied and tested a number of alternative materials against leather.

White Paper

09.03.2018
Ursprünglich im Jahr 2018 veröffentlicht und 2021 aktualisiert, ein detaillierter Blick auf die Nachhaltigkeit von verantwortungsvoll hergestelltem Leder.

Q&A Understanding Leather

30.11.2020
MPA published an Q&A about the mission of Leather Naturally. Read the interview with Debbie Burton - Head Communications of Leather Naturally 

The Origins of Leather Explained

19.11.2020
A cartoon for children that explains the origins of leather making. 

Leather Industry Calls for Higg Index Review

10.10.2020
Leather Naturally is one of the co-signatories requesting that the Higg index MSI score for leather be suspended pending review of the underlying methodologies and data. 

Leather is a Modern Material

09.06.2020
Thanks to everyone that tuned into the webinar hosted by APLF, listed below are the sources referenced through the presentation.

How the leather for a car interior is made

23.03.2020
Study the infographic by clicking on the link:

Leather is a by-product from the meat industry

16.03.2020
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

12.03.2020
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.

Leather and the circular economy

18.02.2020
Influential institutions such as the European Commission realise the way we make and use products is going to have to shift from a linear model to a circular one in order to meet targets for keeping global warming at a manageable level.

New video from Boxmark

06.11.2019
Leather - a recycled product with ecological value. Boxmark has released a new video explaining the importance of leather as a recycled product.

Fighting lazy reporting

30.09.2019
International Leather Maker writer Isabella Griffiths has published an article that calls out mainstream media for lazy fact checking and seeming to 'peddle a sensationalist anti-leather agenda with half-fictions, poorly cobbled together assumptions and claims without context or proper research.'

Leather UK rights the wrongs

12.09.2019
Leather UK has responded to a report on the BBC wesbite from 10 September 2019, which made some inaccurate claims about leather and leather manufacturing.

Don't fabricate an attack on leather

12.09.2019
The article published in the Guardian blaming leather for fuelling Amazon fires has attracted criticism for its inaccuracies.

Why Ban Leather?

31.07.2019
The decision by Helsinki Fashion Week to ban leather makes no sense in terms of sustainability or environment. 

SHOULD You Live in a Vegan House?

23.07.2019
The Financial Times piece, 'Could You Live in a Vegan House?' makes the important point that buying products to fit a vegan lifestlye requires careful thought, but becomes confused over the question of environmental issues.

What will the Tannery in 2030 be like?

27.11.2018
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 Demands Balance

29.09.2017
Leather Naturally has responded to the One World article "De leerindustrie kijkt niet verder dan het slachthuis" (The leather industry does not look beyond the slaughterhouse) with a demand for a balanced and logical approach.

A 'Thunderous Footprint'? Leather Naturally Corrects Guardian Article

23.10.2017
The Guardian newspaper recently published an article titled, The Eco Guide to Radical Materials in which it implies that leather has a 'thunderous footprint'. Leather Naturally responds.

The Economist Wrong to Use Negative Terms

10.09.2017
New materials will continue to be needed alongside leather and the industry fully accepts that life will become more competitive.

'Vegan Leather' Deliberately Misleading

26.08.2017
The recent article in the Huffpost on the 17th August entitled “Why Vegan Leather Is On The Rise” might be well intentioned but the inaccuracies within it highlight some extremely poor journalism, not least because the phrase 'vegan leather is a deliberately misleading term.

Car Buyers Need Choice But First - the Facts

18.08.2017
Within the leather industry we believe strongly that well made leather is a material with major environmental benefits and which is perfectly compatible with modern thinking regarding responsible purchasing and consumption.

Global Design Competition

04.02.2020
A Global Design Competition is running, organized between the Leather and Hide Council of America and the China Leather Industry Association.

Back to Basics

19.06.2019
Back to Basics is published by World Leather to provide an insight into what it describes as a ‘complex and changing industry.’ Leather Naturally is pleased to be able to offer it as a download, in six languages.

REPTILE LEATHER, FACTS & MYTHS

03.11.2020
Reptile leather is a tiny proportion of leather made globally but transparency is equally important

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