16 August 2023

One 4 Leather - Nothing is wasted

The cattle used to make automotive leather are bred to supply meat to the food industry providing an excellent source of high-quality protein, with the whole cow being used for something. Cowhides provide the farmer with a revenue of between 1% – 2% of the value of the cow from the hide, a by-product of the meat industry.

During the upcycling of the hides into beautiful, luxury automotive leather, there are many co-products produced that are commonly used in many other industries, such as collagen, protein, gelatine and tallow, ensuring we maximise the use and create minimal waste.

Any remaining fats, trimmings and shavings are not discarded and used in either energy production or transformed into organic fertilisers put back into the farming community.

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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