Leather Naturally, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands focuses on educating and promoting the use of leather, has developed a guidebook to modern cowhide processing with the goal of disseminating accurate information on the topic.
Leather Naturally's mission is to encourage, all over the world, the use of sustainable leather, a by-product of the food industry, by inspiring and informing designers about its properties and main characteristics: beauty, quality, durability, and versatility.
Among the many information sheets about this material and its application that can be found on the Leather Naturally website, the Dutch association has published a guide about modern leather making, which can be downloaded for free.
Clear and simple to understand but full of details, information, and step-by-step explanations, this guide is an indispensable tool for those who want to learn more about the world of leather: from its structure to the tannery process, from its properties and controls to the best environmental and sustainable practices.
If produced responsibly and with efficient and modern processing procedures, leather may become a valuable alternative to products like plastic, which is more polluting and hazardous to us and our world.
Click here to download the entire guide.