Design Industry Statistics

80% of the world's leather comes from China

What this means: Because China has no regulations on leather production, dogs and cats are often used as a source for leather hides. These leather skins are exported around the world and labeled as genuine cow leather to major retailers and manufacturers. There is no way to know if the leather products you are purchasing are made from dog or cat leather.

90% of Tannery Workers in India Die Before The Age of 50

What this means: Leather tanneries have extremely toxic and poisonous conditions. These toxins are also absorbed into the leather that humans wear or sit on.
 

# of Geese For Down

# of Cows For Leather

 
  • It takes 12 geese to make one down pillow
  • It takes 32 geese to make one down comforter
  • It takes 21 geese to make a down quilt headboard
  • It take 8 cows to make one sofa
  • It takes 9 cows to make one leather car interior for a Rolls Royce Phantom
  • It takes 5 cows to make one love seat
  • It takes 2 cows to make one leather bean bag
 

# Chinchillas For Fur

# of of Minks For Fur

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  • It takes 150 chinchillas to make one full-length coat
  • It takes 240 chinchillas to make one fur blanket
  • It takes 60 chinchillas to make one fur scarf
  • It takes 60 minks to make one full-length coat
  • It takes 80 minks to make one fur throw
  • It takes 30 minks to line one fur pillow
  • It takes 10 minks to make one pair of fur gloves
 

# of Foxes For Fur

# of Rabbits For Fur & wool

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  • It takes 2 rabbits to make one wool sweater
  • It takes 3 rabbits make one fur hat
  • It takes 100 rabbits to make one fur quilt for a double bed
  • It takes 24 foxes to make one fur throw
  • It takes 14 foxes to make one full-length coat
  • It takes 7 foxes to line one fur pillow
  • It takes 4 foxes to make one fur pocketbook
 

# of Silkworms For Silk

# of Sheep For Wool

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  • It takes 48,000 silkworms to make a 16-yard curtain panel
  • It takes 12,000 silkworms to make one silk comforter
  • It takes 360 silkworms to make one silk lamp shade 
  • It takes 15 sheep to make one 8x10 area rug
  • It takes 7 sheep to make one wool blanket
  • It takes 20 sheep to make one wool sofa
  • It takes 4 sheep to fill one wool pillow
  • It takes 2 sheep to make one wool scarf
  • It takes 4 sheep to make one wool sweater


*Please note: Due to the non-transparency within the fur & skins industry, the facts listed above are estimates based on our research & studies. Please contact us for information.