It seems that in our ever-faster world, the value of the durability of leather seems to have been forgotten, lost
in the quest for cheap, disposable materials now, without any thought for the consequences down the line. In
her book, ‘Craft of Use’, Kate Fletcher describes true materialism as “a switch from an idea of a consumer society
where materials matter little, to a truly material society, where materials—and the world they rely on—are
cherished.” In our fast world, materials have no value and the damage to the world they rely on is increasingly
evident. In contrast, leather goods last, improve with age and may see years of use before repair or disposal is
required. And this is to say nothing of the renewable and sustainable raw materials from which leather is made.
Leather is a material that is cherished by those still wise enough to see its virtues. Durability is one of them.