We are strongly committed to only using hides that are a by-product of the cattle industry. This means no animal is killed solely for its skin. The raw hides used by our tanneries are the by-products that have been discarded from the food industry in production of meat for human consumption. Our hides are all individually inspected prior to cutting and we have committed ourselves to keeping a watchful eye on the excess waste of each hide. We get the most out of each hide by using scrap leather pieces to make smaller leather goods. This aides us in our commitment of reducing waste on every level.