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ABOUT LEATHER

Important information about our primary material

KANGAROO LEATHER

Kangaroo leather is, weight for weight, the strongest leather available. Its structure consists of highly organised main fibre bundles, which have a secondary supporting mesh. Combined with low angle of weave, low fat content and a very thin grain layer. This provides superior strength compared to leathers from other raw material types at similar thicknesses.


Naturally thin, kangaroo leather retains all it strength, where other raw material types processed to a similar thickness, require heavy splitting and shaving which significantly reduces physical performance.


Kangaroos are not farmed but harvested in the wild from a large, self-replenishing population. As a result no natural habitat is cleared for them. The harvest is strictly controlled by an Australian Government program that ensures no detrimental impact on the kangaroos or their ecosystems.


Of the 53 species of kangaroo only the four most common species may be harvested. Studies have shown no adverse effect on the population of these four species over the last 40 years. Kangaroo leather is a renewable natural resource that is sustainable over the long term.

 
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