The debate surrounding Synthetic vs Genuine Leather has been going on for quite some time. Recently, it has picked up momentum.
The terminology “Leather” is only applicable to materials that are obtained from Animal Origin, whose collagen is left intact, without breaking the fibres physically. But sadly the term is being used around wrongly, using “Faux Leather”, “Synthetic Leather”, “PU Leather” or “Vegan Leather”, or any other terms of such sort which is misleading and is misrepresenting what the word truly stands for.
Leaving that aside, if one were to look at Leather and its alternates, and truly compare the wide spread myths and misconceptions surrounding the Leather, its manufacture and its constituents, it would appear to have been grossly exaggerated. Some of the them are given below:
FACTS vs FICTION
Myths Surrounding Leather
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The Leather Economy
Leather is an important material that has implications for the economy of any country. It provides numerous jobs and welfare to many people dependant on the industry.
Indian Leather Sector is a nearly 18 Billion Dollar industry. It produces 2.5 Billion Sq. Ft of Leather, accounting for 13% of Global Production. 55% of the Industry Workforce in India is aged less than 35, making it one of the youngest and productive workforces. Indian is the world’s 2nd largest producer of Footwear.
The Industry also provides one of the best opportunities in Job Creation. The industry employs more than 2.5 Million People and is a focus sector in the Indian Government’s Make in India Initiative.