ONE WEEK ABOUT Like Leather
Exhibition Yksi Expo: Like Leather – alternatives to leather
From fish leather to slippers made from palm leaves, and from leathery accessories of animal entrails and bladders to a notebook with a cover made from coffee grounds. Designers think of all kinds of sustainable alternatives for leather. Or develop ways and methods to give leather a longer life or lifecycle.
Leather is a beautiful material, but its production has a downside. How are the animals kept and treated? Tanning has become less polluting over time, but many chemicals are still being used. And it costs a lot of water.
The Like Leather exhibition shows fifteen products, concepts and production methods developed by designers looking for alternatives to leather. Mostly from the desire to contribute to a circular economy and a sustainable world.
The exhibition Like Leather was put together by Leonne Cuppen, Daria Biryukova and Sabine Silaraja.
Exhibition ‘Like Leather – alternatives to leather’
Yksi Expo, Eindhoven
till September 29, 2018
Photos: Jeroen van der Wielen