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Fabric 101: Leather

Fabric 101: Leather

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.

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