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In-depth insights into authentic leather craftsmanship. Learn about the sustainable and eco-friendly benefits of real leather in fashion apparel and accessories to furniture and car interiors. Become part of the real leather advocacy movement, promoting responsible consumption and production for a more eco-friendly and sustainable future.
Uncovering the Truth About Greenwashing – Investigating Eco-Friendly Claims
Ever heard of 'greenwashing'? It's the crafty act of pulling the wool over our eyes, trying to make us believe that a company is all about green life when in reality, its actions might harm Mother Earth. It's a bit like a wolf in sheep's clothing, wouldn't you agree? As the scramble to win over eco-conscious customers picks up pace, so does the ambiguity that leaves us scratching our heads: Is it genuinely green or just a whole lot of hot air?
The Complete Guide to Leather: From Types and Tanning to Authenticity and Care
In this article, we introduce you to the wonderful world of leather: where it comes from, how it is made, its different types and grades, and how to care for it. By the end of this article, you will know more about leather than you ever thought you would!
The Ultimate Guide To PU Leather: The Faux Leather Revolution
Synthetic leather is a popular alternative to traditional leather. In this guide, you'll learn about the manufacturing process, environmental impact, and applications of PU leather, so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.
Vegan Leather-Exploring the Quality Sustainability and Trends
No doubt you’ve heard the term “vegan leather,” often touted as a cruelty-free, eco-friendly alternative to natural leather. As the use of synthetic leather continues to rise in the fashion and lifestyle industries, it’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon and purchase a product it’s made from. But before you do, it is important to consider the differences. The more research you do, the more you’ll discover different definitions and opposing viewpoints.
How Do Faux Leather Fabrics Compare to Real Leather?
Just over 100 years ago, the first faux leather was made at a rubber plant in Connecticut. Since then, various manufacturers have introduced a variety of faux leathers. Less expensive than real leather, they have made their way into a wide range of industries. Recently, there has been renewed interest in faux leather because many people believe that it is friendlier to the environment and better in other ways than real leather. But is that really true?
What is Fake Leather and How Does it Compare to Real Leather?
Should You Choose Fake Leather over Real Leather Because You Think it is More Eco-Friendly? When artificial leather was first introduced in the United States as Naugahyde in 1920, it had a pretty bad rap because of its cheap looks and resemblance to plastic. First used for handbags, it didn’t come close to having the beautiful properties of real leather.
Everything You Need to Know About Leather
Leather is part of our everyday lives. That’s why leather manufacturing is such a huge industry: approximately 1.4 billion animal hides were used in global leather production in 2020. That’s equivalent to one animal for every 5 humans on the planet! The result is the production of over 20 billion square feet of leather annually.
Why Buy Leather Car Interiors?
Buying a new car is a major purchase for most consumers and can be overwhelming to many. There are seemingly endless purchasing decisions to make ranging from make and model to all the little features that are available. Often times, a high priority is placed on aesthetics such as the color of the car, but yet one of the most important considerations the interior (comfort) may be overlooked. This article will explore just some of the reasons why many consumers prefer leather seats over alternative seating options.