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Category
Supply Chain
Author
Brooke Roberts-Islam
Date
02.10.2022
Expert Opinion
The leather industry: problems, solutions and roadblocks to environmental viability

Our recent Two Truths article challenged popular binary beliefs that alternative 'leathers' are 'more 'sustainable' than animal leather. In reality, for as long as the beef industry exists, cowhides will too, and disposing of them without inflicting environmental damage is impossible.

However, for leather to be viable long-term, its processes require modernisation, says leather industry expert Dr Luis Zugno. His career began in 1974 in tanneries in Brazil before he gained a PhD, specifically in leather technology, at the University of Cincinnati in the US. He is now the Global Innovation Manager at Buckman Chemical and one of the foremost independent educators on leather production.

Alongside Dr Zugno is input from Asim Khan, designer and artist whose creative process is grounded in material research and development, which he does for Ecco, Stone Island and other brands.

In this expert opinion piece, we share problems, potential solutions and roadblocks to leather modernisation and impact reduction.

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