The new Rewind documentary series from Real Leather Stay Different. – a Leather & Hide Council of America (LHCA) campaign – aims to provide some balance in the debate about the use of our land, fast fashion and our future. It makes the case for using leather as a sustainable by-product of the meat and dairy industries and as a way to break the fast fashion cycle.
LHCA President Stephen Sothmann says, “The message is simple. By ‘Rewinding’ or looking back at how we used to manage the land and use its outputs, we can begin to reverse the damage caused to our soils through intensive farming. And while we can’t rewind history, we can shape our future by providing a natural alternative to the synthetic materials and faux leathers that are plastic based and so polluting our planet.”
In four five-minute episodes, Farming, Fashion, Food and the Future, Rewind captures the thoughts of chefs and tanners, scientists and fashion editors, climate activist groups and environmental auditors – and draws on data and research from a range of sources as diverse as The United Nations and BP. The result is a mix of hard data and personal perspectives that challenges current thinking on what we should eat or wear, and what our choices mean for our planet.