23 June 2023
One of the most widely held beliefs about leather remains the most fundamentally incorrect one. 99% of global leather production comes from livestock – defining this leather a by-product of the meat industry.
Farmers do not raise livestock for leather and on average hides and skins represent less than 4% of the overall value of the animal. Many people just do not realize that limiting leather consumption has absolutely no impact on production of meat and dairy for the food industry. Further, disposal of these hides and skins creates its own environmental impact issues and also requires the manufacture of alternative, often fossil-fuel based synthetic alternatives.
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