At Born to Thread I want to be a 100% transparent with my products. I have spent many hours researching and sourcing leather fabrics to bring you the highest quality possible for longevity to my garments.
All of my jackets are made from 100% real leather sourced from an ethical leather merchant in Northampton UK called GH Leathers, who only use skins that are a by product of the meat industry, meaning the farming priority is food and the skin is of secondary value.
This was the main priority for me when making my jackets from leather, I have also visited their factory in person where they had a vast range of hides to choose from and was very impressed with the knowledge the staff had about the products.
You can read more about GH Leather technical process here
Did you know leather is an up cycled byproduct from the massive meat and dairy industries. The hide compromises an average of 7% in mass; which means the value of the hide is considerably low. Nothing is wasted either the hide is being turned into a beautiful, durable and versatile material.
Now I know this won’t be the case for every hide or manufacturer which is why at Born to Thread I have selected who I work with very carefully.
Leather is also a very sustainable fabric believe it or not. It is able to break down if discarded in to the environment and it’s long wearing when made into a product.
The best thing about this fabric is that it gets better with age the more you wear it so essentially when your buying into one of my products you are investing into a future piece.
This is one of the main reason why I started to use leather; compared to PU imitation leather which is essentially plastic that won’t break down when it comes to landfill and longevity is not long wearing at all.
Buy less choose well.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me
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