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Why not leather ?
For the love of the Planet, by love for Animals, love for Men, our articles are manufactured without leather :
10 Reasons not to wear leather
1 - The conversion of skin into leather requires hazardous chemicals
Although some manufacturers misrepresent their products as `green, the transformation of hides into leather requires a large amount of hazardous chemicals, such as mineral salts, formaldehyde, of derivatives of coal and tar, various oils, stains and varnishes some of which are cyanide-based. The leather, the most widespread in the world is often tanned using chrome. The authorities ecological in the United States were classified as hazardous all wastes containing chromium.
2 - poisons in the wastewater of the tanning
The wastewater from tanneries contain many harmful substances such as salts, calcium, sulphate, and acids. The tanning stabilises the collagen and protein fibers in skins so what are no longer biodegradable, which means they rot more. A tannery wastes over 56.000 liters of water and rejects as much of the remaining wastes (such as hair, flesh, etc.) for production dune ton of skins. Groundwater around the dune tannery has a high rate of lead, cyanide and formaldehyde. The tanning of leather, causes in addition to 800,000 tonnes per year of waste of chromium.
3 - The risks to the health of the people
The leather products, which are most often in direct contact with our skin, can contain high concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a harmful chemical and a potent allergen. They can produce allergic skin reactions such as eczema. The people working or living close to the dune tannery increase their health risk.
A lot of them are dying of cancers caused by hazardous chemicals discharged by tanneries. The centre of control and disease prevention in the United States revealed that the rates of patients of leukemia among residents in a town in Kentucky close to a tannery is 5 times higher than the national average. Larsenic, a chemical frequently used in the tanneries, has long been recognized as being capable of causing lung cancer among workers in regular contact with this product. Studies conducted on workers tanners in Sweden and in Italy have shown that their cancer risks were higher by 20% to 25%.
4 - Livestock intensive kills our climate
5 - A huge need in water
About 70% of natural water resources exploited are consumed by agriculture. Livestock production, as well as the intensive production in particular, consume a lot of water (to give you an idea, about 25,000 Litres of potable water are needed for 1 kg of meat). Food is necessary for the dairies and their waste water (the skin of the cows of the industry of milk that arrived in the end farming is transformed into leather) significantly contribute to water pollution.
6 - The leather is a fuel for flammable materials
The `production animal consumes enormous quantities of fossil fuels. Dressing textile her, on the contrary, only requires a small fraction of the oil consumption. A study in Bangladesh has shown that the industry of the leather was more harmful to the environment than the textile, pharmaceutical products, fertilizers and paper met.
7 - The leather is participating in hunger in the world
Near d1 Billion people, of which 100.000 Million children, are hungry in the world. And yet there would be enough food for everyone two. Because the land, water and other resources, which could be used to the food culture of men, are instead being wasted for the production of feed for animals farmed intensively. Thus, 50% of crops world cereal and 90% of the soybeans that feed the animals farmed in the first place in the industrialized countries.
8 - The leather imported asia
In any case a product of leather available in Germany comes exclusively in europe. The major part of the skin is imported from asia, where the industry's growing leather is perhaps one of the worst in the world. More and more leather used in Europe come from China, where dogs and cats are killed in a cruel manner for their coats and their skins. The skins of dogs and cats, simply labeled as `leather, appear in the most diverse products. Industry asian of the leather is practically subject to no standard of protection of the environment.
9 - vegetarians do not wear leather
Those who follow a vegetarian diet may not find dattrait the leather. The industry of the leather is closely linked to that of the meat, and is certainly not `just a by-product or residual. Those who cannot afford an animal to be horribly tortured and killed solely for the thrill of the moment of our palace, can not reconcile this with the wearing of the leather. A vegetarian diet should therefore sassortir dune conversion to alternatives of leather, and thus provide a great contribution to the protection of the climate and the environment.
10 - The suffering of the environment and animals
Wear leather made to suffer the environment, the climate, the people who manufacture it and in the first line the animals. The only people who benefit are those who, for the suffering of others, generate substantial profits.
At the end of this video VEGAN For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals.
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