Leather, an ecological product

Leather, an ecological product

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The conditions in which our planet finds itself have created a legitimate state of alert that has led more and more consumers to orient their lifestyle and purchasing choices according to criteria that meet sustainability standards and respect for nature. However, the introduction of innovative materials presented as an ecological alternative to traditional products considered polluting has led to confusion.

Not everyone knows, for example, that world meat consumption generates seven million tonnes of raw hides and skins per year. If not processed and used in leather goods, this waste would have to be burned or disposed of in landfills, with a huge negative impact on the environment. In addition, the use of alternative materials requires large amounts of water, a limited and increasingly endangered resource, the amount of which is decreasing every year.

Rather than exploiting resources that should be protected and causing environmental damage by feeding waste disposal, the use of leather is, in fact, a responsible and environmentally friendly choice.

This is provided that it is processed using techniques that do not use chemical and toxic products, but recover the ancient tradition of vegetable tanning, achieved through the use of vegetable tannins, naturally available in plants and tree bark. By respecting these environmental and processing standards, the leather of animals destined for slaughter can thus be rightfully considered a sustainable product, whose use in leather goods contributes to making our environment better.

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