Material deep dive: Leather (Bovine)

Leather is a material known for durability and a rather exclusive price point. It is commonly used in footwear, accessories, and certain garments. Many types of leather is used in fashion, while cow leather is the most common type of animal skin used. More than 50% of bovine hides are processed into footwear.

This material deep dive looks at generic chrome tanned leather produced from cowhide (at this stage the leather is known as wet blue), and describes the process for creating tanned cow leather from raw material production through...

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