Leather: A circular environmental material

Published:  12 October, 2021

Many people do not realise that leather is a waste product of the food industry and that farmed animals such as cows and sheep are simply not bred to make leather as it not economically viable. Collagen is the natural building block of skin and it can be converted into leather which can either be made to last a long time, repairable or be made to be full compostable and fit with the very definition of a sustainable circular material.