Leather being usurped

First published in the Nov/Dec 2017 edition of ILM
Published:  20 December, 2017
Dr Mike Redwood

It is not surprising that some consumers are buying items with plastic or textiles instead of leather. After all, leather has been conceding end uses from the beginning of mankind. It was the first useful material available when the human species started to stand up and walk about so this was inevitable; it could not be perfect for everything. The mantra has always been that leather did not object to competition. It came from a source that was limited, depending as it does on meat and dairy consumption, so other materials are required. 

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