The guide has been created for a wide range of audiences, from designers and developers to students from the sectors of fashion, interiors, automotive and retail, to help them understand how leather is made.

According to Leather Naturally, the MLMG features in-depth and informative content on hide properties, modern leather processing, chemical management, test methods and leather types, together with a visualisation of a modern tannery.

The document is divided into chapters covering the whole leather making process, from hide to finished product, as well as sustainability, biodegradability and water treatment. It was edited by Dr Luis Zugno – Global Innovation at Buckman, IULTCS Secretary and Management Board Member of Leather Naturally, with the contribution and expertise of a global team of chemists, industry professionals and companies.

Dr Zugno said: “This comprehensive guide is the work of the largest global collaboration project in the leather industry to produce the finest technical, visual and inspiring presentation that elegantly communicates how modern cow leather is made. This is not my guide; it is ‘our’ team guide.”

To get your copy of the Modern Leather Making Guide, head to the Leather Naturally website.