One of my high school friends had a much older sister who worked in fashion and when I told her that I wanted to become a fashion designer, she said without a moment of hesitation "Don't." We grew apart and lost touch but I still remember this scene vividly.
Well, I want to tell you to go ahead.
However, do your research.
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...