The 'tea about leather

Does going green mean you have to give up leather?

As you shop our store you'll come across some items that feature leather.  If, like us, your first reaction is !!!Leather isn't ECO-FRIENDLY!!!, well, we're here to share what we've learned.

The traditional methods of tanning and manufacturing leather is not eco-friendly at all.  Chemicals are used to tan the skins, and cattle raised for cow hides (leather) are so not eco-friendly due to the sheer amount of resources required to raise a herd.

Our first choice would be: reuse!  When you buy used, or "upcycled" leather, you're closing the loop - reusing is the most eco-friendly option we've got.  That's why when you do see an item in our store that says "leather", know that we only source items that are manufactured with recycled leather.

Editors Note: There is a very new and very exciting "vegan" leather coming out now, and it's a textile that is made from waste pineapple leaves fiber.  We're working out details with a supplier now to feature some of these products. Stay tuned!

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