How leather is defined and how that definition can be interpreted differently, depending on where you are.
At All China Leather Exhibition in Shanghai, visitors have a chance to try their hand at leatherwork. There is growing interest in working leather throughout the world.
The use of vegetable tanned leather in precious early leather bound books and how they were kept in chained libraries.
The story of the Metta Catharina and her cargo of Russian leather which came to be found in Plymouth Sound. The qualities of this ancient leather and where it can be seen today.
A look at three new uses for vegetable tanned leather- or are they new?
How forest puddles and tea relate to natural leather and the tanning process and the prevalence of the colour tan.
From tans from sustainable forestry, to leathers that age well, vegetable tanning is the new standard bearer for all that’s good about the modern thoughtful consumer.