American firm produce leather without animals

Signal of change / American firm produce leather without animals

By Susanna Orchard / 25 Aug 2017

Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk

LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in Egyptian tombs show that, 7,000 years ago, leather was being turned into all manner of things, from sandals to buckets to military equipment.

 

This signal was also spotted by Gwyneth Fries.

Sources

https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21727059-genetic-engineering-used-make-leather-without-animals-leather-grown-using

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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