Did you know that Bovine leather, the leather derived from cows, makes up over 65 percent of the global leather market, and over half is used to produce footwear!
As agriculture and livestock have expanded along with technology, this has paved the way for the development of modern tanning of leather.
Research has shown that 65% of leather comes from cows while 15% comes from sheep, 11% from pigs and 9% from goats. Less than 0.2% of leather comes from any other type of animal. However, with this in mind, some of the most unique and interesting leather products are created from some of the most unusual and less common hides.
Pretty cool, right? Just goes to show how incredibly versatile livestock is and appreciate these animals even more.