Field, Fork, Fashion

“The Journey of Leather” invites readers on fashion designer Alice Robinson’s personal quest to understand the true origin and ethical implications behind leather, a material steeped in luxury but shrouded in mystery regarding its provenance.

Unveiling Leather’s Origins

  • Alice Robinson, a fashion student turned designer, delves into the complexities of leather’s journey from farm to fashion.
  • Challenges the luxury narrative by seeking transparency in the leather production process.

A Journey Back to the Roots

  • Alice’s quest begins in rural Shropshire, tracing the life of Bullock 374 from local farms through to the abattoir, butchery, and finally the tannery.
  • This journey illuminates the deep connections between farm, food, and fashion, presenting a compelling narrative on provenance, value, and beauty.

Reimagining Design with Ethical Leather

  • Through following the journey of a single hide, Alice embarks on a design practice that respects and highlights the true value of the material.
  • Aims to inspire a shift in the fashion industry towards more ethical and traceable material sourcing.

“The Journey of Leather” is more than just a book; it’s a call to action for the fashion industry and consumers alike to reconsider the impact of their choices and the true cost of luxury.

Alice Robinson’s pioneering exploration offers a roadmap towards a more sustainable, transparent, and ethical fashion future.

Author: Alice V Robinson

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781645021193

Pages: 160

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 7 x 9.7 inch