Why is leather?
Humans have used leather since the Paleolithic Age. For centuries, protecting animal skin has been used to provide humans with protection from the weather in the form of a second skin. It is hard to imagine how we can survive the cold winter conditions without the protection of animal skins. As human civilization becomes more complex and leather preparation technology becomes more and more complex, this extremely versatile material is found in more and more uses. Today, less than 1% of leather production comes from animals raised specifically for hides. Leather production is a by-product of the meat industry. It mainly produces leather from four types of animals: 65% for cattle, 15% for sheep, 11% for pigs, and 9% for goats. If animal hides are not processed into leather, the disposal of animal hides can have serious environmental consequences.