Raw hides are a natural, circular material that’s a by-product from the meat and dairy industry. This means that no animals have been killed for the production of leather. Through upcycling, the raw hides are upgraded into leather. In doing so, waste is reduced through recycling and reusing.
At Sørensen Leather, we are fully committed to animal welfare and believe that all animals should be treated with kindness and respect. We support the strict rules of animal welfare according to EU guidelines. The EU has one of the most comprehensive set of rules in the world on animal welfare, which is reflected on the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare as defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Committee and the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Animals kept for Farming Purposes:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst;
- Freedom from discomfort;
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease;
- Freedom to express normal behaviour;
- Freedom from fear and distress.