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Beyond Leather: The Future of Fashion is Sustainable and Ethical

From CollectiveFashionJustice.org
June 2023

Leather has been seen as an unshakeable and prominent aspect of the fashion industry for millennia. The oldest intact leather shoe is over 5,500 years old. Today over 1.4 billion cattle have been bred and stand on once biodiverse land until they are slaughtered. Leather is now largely tanned with harsh carcinogenic chemicals, and destructive leather supply chains harmfully implicate workers, destroy critical habitat and pollute waterways with toxic chemicals.

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The future of fashion is sustainable and ethical; it's time to move beyond animal-derived leather.

and ethical; it's time to move beyond animal-derived leather.
Leather has been seen as an unshakeable and prominent aspect of the fashion industry for millennia. The oldest intact leather shoe is over 5,500 years old, pre-dating the Pyramids of Giza by 1,000 years. But it's time for us to move forward.

Today, over 1.4 billion cattle have been bred and stand on once biodiverse land until they are slaughtered. Leather is now largely tanned with harsh carcinogenic chemicals, and destructive leather supply chains harmfully implicate workers, destroy critical habitat and pollute waterways with toxic chemicals.

Read our report series to understand these intertwined harms, and how we can move beyond them. When we work together, we have the power to transform fashion and we have a responsibility to use this power for good.

Issues include:

  • There is no such thing as ethical leather
  • We do not need to tolerate these humanitarian, speciesist and environmental injustices. We can transition beyond animal-derived leather production
  • The leather industry causes avoidable harm to humans, our fellow animals, and the planet we share.

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Please read the ENTIRE REPORT HERE.

 


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