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Is “Sustainable” Leather Really Better for the Environment?

May 05, 2010 by Terra Plana

Is “Sustainable” Leather Really Better for the Environment?

As long as people eat meat, leather can be an industry byproduct and a realistic sustainable proposition. A huge shift in cattle culture, however, needs to happen first. While there is a move toward “sustainable” leather sourcing from free-range cows, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. To really impact change, we still need a mass-market solution. Cattle and deforestation One of the main issues of late, as raised by Greenpeace’s “Slaughtering the Amazon” campaign, is that it’s the fashion industry—rather than the meat one—that is driving an increase in cattle farming. The result is that swathes of the Amazon... Read More

  Galahad Clark,  Leather,  Sustainability

Terra Plana featured in a Financial Times article on sustainable shoes

April 16, 2010 by Terra Plana

Terra Plana featured in a Financial Times article on sustainable shoes

Read in the Financial Times about how Terra Plana is part of a new awareness for sustainable footwear. Glueless technology and minimum components is pioneered with our POP range! Read More

  Financial Times,  Gluess,  Pop,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Footwear,  Terra Plana

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