Welcome to the 2000% club

World Leather
7 min readJul 24, 2020

Statistics from France’s Conseil National Du Cuir provide a reminder of just how much value tanners and finished product manufacturers are able to add to hides. In the right hands, the worth of the waste that the meat and dairy sectors generate can increase by more than 2000% (two thousand per cent).

In 2019, French tanners and their customers took €665 million worth of waste from the meat and dairy sectors and converted it into products, such as this jacket from the latest collection from Jitrois, that generate €14.4 billion in revenues. Credit: Jitrois.

There have been concerns in the global leather industry for several years about hides and skins being destroyed or…

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