LEATHER

Alternatives Overview

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW: Leather 


Motivations for using leather alternatives 
- Consumer-driven considerations 
- Sustainability-driven considerations 

Industry Size

- Animal Leather

- Alternatives  

Leather Properties 

- Functional properties 
- Sensory properties 
- Nutritional properties 

Applications 
- Fashion - footwear, accessories, apparel
- Automotive 
- Home Goods 

NextGen Leather Innovations 
- Common Raw Materials 
- Innovators 

Opportunities for further research and development 

Sustainability Considerations - few sentences on each describing importance
Biodegradable
Recyclable
Water use
Energy use
Emissions
Land use
Resource depletion
Chemical use
Biological waste
Animal Welfare

Sensory/Tactile Considerations - few sentences on each describing importance
Pattern/Print
Stability
Texture
Weight
Flexibility
Thickness
Smell
Shine
Hand feel
Colorfastness

Sourcing Considerations - few sentences on each describing importance
Lead Time - talk about 18+ month lead time
Scalability
Price
Continuity
Width


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