Leather has been around for a very long time and over the years not only have many misconceptions evolved, but also there have been many advances in relation to raw materials, technology, legal requirements, environmental issues and not least consumer knowledge and demands. Some of these issues include:
- Veg tan leather is more eco friendly – see the eco leather story
- Leather needs to be fed – With modern technology ‘hide food’ is now redundant.
- Leather is tanned with toxic chrome