The new dawn for leather

First published in the May/June edition of ILM
Published:  11 August, 2020
Dr Mike Redwood

Historically, leather has been such a strategic material that it has prospered in wars and major crises. Even during the Black Death in the Middle Ages, citizens ran to the tanneries as they thought the tannery smell kept the disease at bay. But both the financial crash a decade ago and this current one has found us as exposed as every other industry. We have to fight to survive and hope our customers do the same.

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