Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:29

Support a healthier environment

Supporting Leather Means Supporting a Healthier Environment. Here’s Why!

Leather has made a comeback onto the runways of Paris, London and New York. A fabric born of beauty that creates a scene of sophistication that’s almost impossible to compete with, leather is a fabric long used by humans to fashion clothes and craft accessories and furniture. But the use of animal skin is an ethical dilemma that many people question.

Leather Skins are a By-Product of the Meat Industry

What many people do not know is that there’s a strong ethical case for wearing leather. The demand for meat and dairy consumption is the primary driver behind the supply and availability of hides and skins for leather production. The meat industry generates massive volumes of by-products, such as the hides and skins. The leather industry purchases these skins, which otherwise would go to waste, and transforms them into one of the most spectacular materials on the planet—African Leather Skins.

Leather is a Renewable Source

African leather skins reduce plastic production. With climate change, water scarcity and pollution a priority worldwide, South Africa is fast witnessing a greener movement towards sustainability—and leather is a renewable resource. Synthetic fibres pollute the environment throughout the manufacturing process as they release harmful gases into the atmosphere. As leather is a natural material, no harmful chemicals are used to create it, which makes it eco-friendly.

Leather is a Lifelong Investment

Leather is a material that can withstand the tests of time—and just like a merlot, only gets better with age. A fabric born of beauty, class, elegance, and luxury—leather is natural, it looks expensive, and it smells incredible. A lifelong investment, a good quality leather sofa, a bag or a pair of boots can easily last up to 30 years or more if looked after properly. But plastic petroleum leather will rip or tear within months and can take up to 50 years to break down in landfills. The leather industry utilises hides and skins, which, if the industry did not exist to process, would create an enormous waste disposal problem. Simply put, the leather industry provides an essential service to civilisation, making up a lucrative part of the economy. When you support leather furniture, leather fashion, leather accessories, and leather skins, you're supporting a healthier environment.

We Supply the Fashion, Product Development and Interior Design Industries At African Leather Skins, we are sustainable producers of the finest, finished leather skins for high end-use in upholstery, fashion, and interior design. Taking great pride in our reputation as a trustworthy, reliable and hands-on African skins supplier, we supply the finest Cowhides, Zebra, Springbok amongst many others. Bovine and Oryx skins from across South Africa and surrounding countries. Make a life-long investment with African Leather Skins—not only do our 100% genuine skins come in a variety of stylish, polished colours, but they come in a variety of affordable price-tags too.