Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk

Published: 24/08/2017
Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk
Source: WWW.ECONOMIST.COM

LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in Egyptian tombs show that, 7,000 years ago, leather was being turned into all manner of things, from sandals to buckets to military equipment. It is a fair bet that the use of animal skins for shelter and clothing goes back hundreds of thousands of years at l

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