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Let's talk about leather: Why buying leather is more sustainable ?

Written by: Anuschka Team

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Earth Day is fast approaching and will be celebrated on April 22. While advocating for environmentally friendly practices and sustainability, it's important to be aware of certain products and practices that harm the environment. However, it's also essential to debunk some common misconceptions in this regard. One popular misconception surrounds the environmental impact of leather production. Here, we share why leather can be a sustainable product when sourced responsibly.

Misconception:

Leather production is harmful to animals and ecosystems.

Reality:

Leather production is only harmful when responsible methods are not followed. In responsible production methods, the welfare of the environment and animals are prioritized. Such ethical practices ensure that hides are sourced from animals raised primarily for their meat, utilizing by-products to ensure minimal wastage of resources. Also, certified tanneries adhere to stringent regulations that minimize the environmental impact associated with leather production.

Misconception:

Leather is a byproduct of the meat industry and not sustainable.

Reality:

Although leather often comes as a byproduct of the meat industry, this fact doesn't necessarily mean that leather production is unsustainable. Utilizing as many byproducts from the meat industry as possible aligns with efficient resource usage and significantly reduces waste.

Misconception:

Leather production requires excessive water usage.

Reality:

Excessive water usage was once a major concern in leather production. However, advancements in technology have provided sustainable solutions to this issue. Many tanneries now employ closed-loop systems where water is recycled and reused, significantly reducing water usage in leather production.

At Anuschka Leather,

we are committed to eco-friendly practices that ensure long-term sustainability. Our artisans are highly skilled, cutting the leather to ensure minimal wastage when crafting various designs, thus guaranteeing optimal resource usage.


We further ensure the sustainability of our leather by sourcing materials locally. This ethical practice not only boosts the local economy but also reduces the environmental impact, as it eliminates the need for long-distance transportation of leather. 

To explore our sustainable leather bags, visit our collection.