An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.
A recent report examines the links between fashion brands and Amazon deforestation.
Die-hards and confused pedestrians alike vied for a first look at Gucci and Balenciaga’s “hacker” project.
An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.
The pandemic made roller-skating popular again. For The New York Times for Kids, the photographer Christopher Payne visited Riedell Skates to see how they’re made.
Designers and tech start-ups are working to improve sustainability and interrupt the path to the landfill.
Leather goods made of fungi are versatile and sustainable, a new study finds.
Touko Valio Laaksonen, who would have been 100 this year, transformed depictions of queer eroticism in art through his hyper-real, hypermasculine style.