Normally I don't comment on things that pertain to peoples beliefs, but recently a movement has popped up labeling leather items as "Vegan" or "not vegan" . Apparently some people believe that leather can be either vegetarian or not vegetarian and are even going so far as to demand that "vegan" leather be used in products. This is so rediculous it is almost beyond comprehension! Leather is a by- product of the meat industry and is defined as being tanned i.e. preserved animal skins, so it is impossible for it to be vegetarian.
So, is there a vegetarian alternative to leather? I guess synthetic, i.e. plastic leather can be considered vegetarian. However since it is made from petroleum products and never degrades, it's hardly an ecological alternative to leather which is a natural product and is biodegradable.
Hand sewing vs. Machine sewing- This is an argument that has been settled for well over a hundred years but seems to have resurfaced on the web recently,often with arguments more suitable to the political arena ( short on facts,long on hot air) than what actually applies .Put simply, hand sewing, or "Saddle Stitching" as [...]
Welcome to Witt's Custom Saddlery .Check this space to see information about our products,leather care, and answers to questions we recieve.LEATHER QUALITY-To most people,leather is leather-Not so! Leather varies greatly in quality, and accounts for one of the reasons some products are cheaper than others.For example, many people can't understand why a horse bridle made [...]