Hide and skin production around the world

World Leather
3 min readSep 12, 2019

This article tackles the following misrepresentations:

MYTH: It is cruel to make leather from animal hides and skins.
FACT: The hides and skins are a by-product of the meat industry and only become available after slaughter.

MYTH: There are better uses for the hides and skins.
FACT: There are some other uses, but for thousands of years, people have found making leather to be the best way to make the most of the material available. In many parts of the world, the only other…

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World Leather

World Leather is a magazine covering the global leather industry. It is published by World Trades Publishing, based in Liverpool.