Karl Flowers is the Technical Director at Authenticae Ltd, who specialise in leather biodegradability. He started his tanning career with the Leather Industries Research Institute, LIRI (in South Africa) and has actively consulted and researched in all leather and material fields.
Karl has taught every topic of leather technology and leather science, to varying depths, from certificate level to PhD, and is currently the external examiner for the International School of Tanning Technology. Karl is consulting Technical Editor for International Leather Maker. Karl’s research focusses on understanding the sustainability and biodegradability of leather and leather-like materials, with an active interest in life cycle analysis systems.