World Leather Day

Today is World Leather Day!
March 30th 2022

A day to celebrate and focus on the positive impact leather has on our lives.  Sustainable, durable, beautiful – leather is so much to so many of us.  At Townsend Leather, we know leather, we have a passion for leather, we love leather.  This day is a moment to just revel in the natural beauty and versatility of leather.  A day to honor this material that we spend all day touching, looking at, admiring.  

The leather experts and their network of leather masters have hundreds of years of leather knowledge at their fingertips and have made it their mission to help educate on the sustainability and beauty of leather.  To get even more leather facts and understand leather more deeply, visit the website of Leather Naturally – 

For World Leather Day facts and fun, follow the Hashtag: #WorldLeatherDay

Leather is an upcycled material

Leather is upcycled from a by-product that would otherwise be wasted. It is long-lasting, repairable and its durable quality enables many items to be repurposed at the end of life. 

Leather is a durable material.

Well-made leather lasts a long time and unlike many man-made, or synthetic materials it looks better with age, acquiring a depth of patina and wear pattern that is individual to the user – much like a favorite pair of jeans.

As we mindfully look for ways to lower consumption, leather very much fits with the ethos of ‘buy less, buy better’. Investing in quality leather is investing for the future.

Leather is a versatile material

Leather is versatile. The skills of the leather makers take the same basic raw material and turn it into many different ‘fabrics’ with different qualities and benefits. Leather can be engineered to be durable enough for furniture yet soft enough for comfortable footwear. It will make the finest dress gloves or protective, abrasion-resistant motorcycling gloves. Leather makes the most supple of jackets or the firmest of walking boots.  Leather is the eye-pleaser as a headrest on a jet seat and as the headboard of your hotel room.  

There are so many reasons to love leather and any day is a good one to celebrate it, but today, World Leather Day is an especially great one to settle into your favorite leather chair, study the natural beauty, think of the long life it will have, and appreciate the joy and work that went into making that beautiful piece.  

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