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  • A Closer Look at Leather Alternatives

    One leather alternative is made from the Nopal cactus (also known as prickly pear). It’s free of toxic chemicals, plasticizers, and is partially biodegradable. From leaves and mushrooms to plants more, an expanding array of innovative and eco-friendly leather alternatives exists. Our article on innovations in traditional hide leather explores…

  • Innovations in Hide Leather

    Photography Courtesy of Moore & Giles Leather is a luxurious, soft, and durable material that’s been used by human civilizations since at least 2200 BCE.  But leather is also a warzone—that is, between those who believe hide leather is a fantastic, sustainable material and those who would argue to the…

  • A Brief History of Leather

    Photography Courtesy of Cortina LeathersExplore Materials and Sample A time-honored testament to material ingenuity, leather has served as an enduring element of design history. With an array of advantages that were first discovered in prehistoric times, leather’s aesthetics and applications have evolved and expanded over the years as a result…

  • Nubuck Versus Suede: How Do They Compare?

    Nubuck (left) and Suede (right). Photography Courtesy of Moore and Giles When seeking a leather with a soft and velvety feel, your search will likely lead you to nubuck and suede. Knowing that they each feature a similar smooth finish, it is interesting to study how the two leathers match…