INNOVATION & LEATHER
A New Generation of Leather
It might come as a surprise to many but new innovative technologies have allowed leather makers to create leather from another natural alternative which does not involve animals. This includes grape skins, palm leaves, mushrooms and apples. It may be daunting to wonder how such alternatives can replicate the look and feel of leather but in a world which has started to make meat from plants, anything is possible. However, these alternatives don’t necessarily fully replicate the look, feel, durability and comfort of leather from sources we know today.
Does Vegan Mean Green?
The word ‘vegan’ on leather labels can be misinterpreted as being green or environmentally friendly. Leather being vegan does not necessarily mean it does not utilize synthetic materials. To know if your leather is truly made from green materials, go deeper into the label and read on the breakdown of the leather.
Sustainability of Leather
Unlike some products and materials that harm the environment and worry our community that wants to be socially responsible, leather is natural, renewable and repairable. Thus it does not harm the environment like plastic and other non-biodegradables do. If maintained well, leather can last for 10 years or even more and biodegrades as it reaches the end of its life which could range from 10 to 50 years.