As cowhides are a by-product of the meat and diary industry, the very act of using leather avoids waste and is a step towards sustainability. But there is more to know than that – from regenerative farming and carbon capture to extending the life of leather goods through repair and refurbishment, you’ll find it all here as we take a look at the fashion industry, the big debates, leather alternatives from plastics to pineapples, and what we mean by slow style.

Slow Style. Fast Fashion. Or both?

Almost half of the world’s leather hides, created by our ever-growing demand for fast-food-burgers and milkshakes, are just thrown away every year. Our student design competition puts some of this waste to use.


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