Myths About Leather
Nov 19th, 2019
Leather has timeless qualities that have kept it around for centuries. Yet there still may be some misconceptions about this material. Here are a few of them.
- Weight of Leather: One of the major myths and misconception is that it is too heavy to travel with. It completely depends on which kind of animal skins are used to make leather bags. Goat leather skin is very thin and light and if canvas is used as an inside layer, it becomes quite a light leather bag with strong durability.
- Durability: Bags are also made with other popular materials like canvas or faux leather, but the real deal can last for a lifetime even with heavy wear and tear. Intact saddle leather bags actually last around 100 yearss.
- Environmentally Conscious: One reason for hesitation when choosing leather as a material is because of the idea that leather comes from killing animals. Though its true that leather is animal skin, the industry is not the direct driver of animal slaughter. Leather is typically the by product of the meat and dairy industries. Otherwise after getting exported as meat, animal skins would be thrown away as a waste. If anything, leather made by vegetable oil tanning (Without use of any chemicals), may be better than all the plastic leather like PU, Faux Leather etc, which require chemicals that are not only harmful for environment but also for sea animals.