Podcast: Tackling the choice to use plastic over leather

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Published:  11 October, 2021
Credit: Will Francis

The latest episode from View from the Top, the ILM podcast series, delves into three articles from ILM columnist Dr Mike Redwood on the topic of leather versus plastic. The free-to-download and listen to episode is live now, and also available on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Podcasts.

In this edition, ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth presents three articles from Dr Redwood on the choice of brands to use plastic materials over leather, the consequences of that choice, and how we should approach the issue as an industry.

The three articles are: Using anger wisely, There is a joker in town, and Nature hates waste, all published here on the International Leather Maker website.

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To listen to or download this latest episode of the ILM View from the Top podcast, head to the episode page. You can also find our podcast on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Podcasts.

Each episode of ILM’s podcast series is designed to appeal to all parts of the leather supply chain, including tanners, traders, suppliers, academia and research organisations, OEMs, brands, and retailers.

In recent episodes, we’ve spoken to Stephen Sothmann and Tim Lewis of Real Leather. Stay Different. to discuss marketing leather to the consumer, as well as Deborah Taylor and Karl Flowers of the Sustainable Leather Foundation about driving sustainability in the leather industry.