Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.

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Leather - Alternatives
... Some vegans and animal rights activists boycott the use of all items made from leather, believing the practice of wearing animal hides to be unnecessary and cruel in ... boycotts and encourage the use of alternative materials such as synthetic leathers ... Many pseudo-leather materials have been developed, allowing those who wish to wear leather-like garments to do so without actually wearing leather ...
Dr. Scholl's - History - Exercise Sandal
... Returning to develop his design in the 1950s, he added a coloured leather strap, and decided to market it on launch in 1959 is as the "Original Exercise ... fact the sandal now looked trendy with its primary-coloured leather strap added to its marketability, and resulted in huge sales ... simply as "Scholls", with wooden soles and leather uppers they quickly became a style and comfort icon throughout the 60s and 70s, worn by celebrities such as Twiggy ...
Milan The Leather Boy
... Milan (also known as The Leather Boy) (born December 15, 1941 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia died March 14, 1971 in New York City) was an enigmatic producer, songwriter and recording artist ... a variety of names Milan with His Orchestra, Milan, The World of Milan, Milan (The Leather Boy), and The Leather Boy ... Greg Shaw thought enough of Milan to place his song "I'm a Leather Boy" as the opening track on two different albums in the Pebbles series the Pebbles ...
Mulholland Brothers - History
... Leather is a tradition in the Mulholland family ... he established his own nursery of bonsai trees and continued to craft leather harnesses for close friends ... Hugh's great-grandson Jack Holland began leather craft and saddle-making in 1949 in the family tradition ...
British Museum Leather Dressing
... British Museum Leather Dressing has been used by many conservators since its publication to protect and conserve leather ...

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