Restoring Leather's Pedigree

This New York Times article is about a group of designers focused on quality, well-crafted leather. It's nice to add this work to the conversation of the Blacksmith Institute and the Green Cross which recently named the tanning industry the fifth worst polluting industry in the world. No mention was made of the environmental perils of vinyl "faux leather" production. 

I've found that the designers who seek our leather for projects are very environmentally conscientious. They have to be to accommodate the slower supply chain. Our leather comes from one of America’s few Certified Humane ranches and processing facilities. It's vegetable tanned. It’s ethically made. It's beautiful. It's long-lasting. It's natural.