Leather is a material made from the skin of an animal. You will see skins from cows often and spot goats, pigs, sheep, ostrich, zebra, elephants, crocodiles… snakes, etc. For the leather from cows, the majority is taken from those who are slaughtered for their meat or those no longer producing enough milk to remain profitable. However, the most luxurious materials are supplied by new-born veal calves and sometimes even unborn calves for their soft and thin skin. Like any industry, leather producers work to meet the demand. So believing all leather is a by-product of the food industry is in some way naïve.
2019 had lots of challenges and changes. It was also the year that sustainability, together with climate change, attracted lots of public attention. It was reported that during Paris fashion week in September, the climate was front and center of the issues. Kering, the French fashion conglomerate, led sustainability pledge and said they will go carbon neutral, paying off the emissions that the company cannot...
Expressing your care and love for someone through a thoughtfully chosen gift is wonderful. It shows how much you understand the person and their life but it could also add extra stress on your already high-tension life. Can we approach this a bit differently?