I have a small prayer book with prayers for every occasion and purpose. It has a fine genuine brown leather cover, which makes it very pleasant for me to keep it in my hands.
Leather is made from animal skin , and I'm not too happy with this fact (no, I'm not vegan/ vegetarian/ or from the animal protection organization; just a human being who has compassion for animals). Even the argument that leather is only the by - product of the meat industry, and that skin is not wasted after the meat removal process, but recycled - doesn't make me feel better.
That said, leather is both luxurious and practical. In my opinion, nothing makes a person look more well- dressed and elegant than a leather jacket or coat. Just look around, at people wearing a leather outfit, and you'll see my point.
High - quality leather accessories such as handbags and shoes, give the right finishing touch to any outfit.
As for leather furniture, it's beautiful and durable. Leather sofas and armchairs add style and class to a room.
Humans have been using leather in clothing for centuries and I suppose they'll continue to do so, more or less.
Cool vs. Cruel is a fashion competition encouraging design students to find alternatives to clothing material of animal origin (leather and especially fur). It's possible, it's being done, and yet, so far, nothing can really compete in quality, elegance, coolness with the original stuff. Let's face it, leather has a unique texture and a great feel about it.