We know you might have doubts about wearing leather. There are many stereotypes around it and also many false beliefs. We are here to answer some of the most common questions about this natural material.
Are animals bred just for the leather?
No. Leather is a subproduct of our food chain, so as long as humans continue to consume meat, leather is a way of recycling the animal’s rests.
Is leather a sustainable material?
Yes. Nowadays, the impact on the environment while producing leather is very low due to strict environmental controls, such as the reuse of sewage water. Also, due to the high resistance and durability of leather, much less waste is generated compared to, for example, synthetic products, which last less than leather products.
Is leather recycled or recyclable?
In both cases, yes. On the one hand, with leather we create a high-quality product and we give a new life to this material that, in other case, it would just be discarded. On the other hand, many materials are made with the remains of leather that have already been used, for example, belts or shoe soles.
Is leather biodegradable?
Yes, differently to synthetic plastics that are derived from oil, leather is a natural material. Hence real leather, due to the action of fungi and bacteria, decomposes much more rapidly than plastic materials, which remain for longer.
Is leather an ecological material?
Yes, definitely. It is a natural, renewable, biodegradable material.
Leather substitutes such as vegan leather, PU, etc. can be considered leather?
Definitely not. These substitutes are all made with different synthetic materials such as polyester, plastic, polyurethane, etc...we can only call leather or authentic leather to a material when 100% of its structure comes from an animal source.