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From Growing In Vitro Leather to Leather Dreadlocks

 - Feb 5, 2009
From suede to pleather, this cluster highlights some of the most innovative products made of leather, and leather-inspired designs, ranging from leather magazine covers to silver leather space boots.

While in many parts of the world leather is still regarded as a luxury good (think high quality Italian shoes and handbags), it has become an ethical debate among animal activists, never mind the fashion police against leather pants and outdated biker fashion.

From PETA ads against leather (as they say, "Pleather Yourself" instead) to Oakley’s leather dreadlocks, this cluster highlights some of the most fascinating leather innovations on Trend Hunter.

Leather you like it or not, this material won’t be disappearing any time soon.