Is using a waste product from the meat industry enough to justify the legitimacy of the leather industry?
The Collective Fashion Justice group, through its Circumfauna initiative, is throwing a new stone into the pond and rekindling a burning debate.
According to the organisation, it is better to send skins to landfill than to use and turn them into leather.
Ethical and ideological considerations divide, but so does the methodology, and in particular the origin of the data used, leading to this new assertion.
This article also raises the question of the interdependence between the leather and the meat industries, and asks us about the impacts of the latter…