Kangaroo leather is the true green alternative to other leathers or synthetic materials.
The first key difference is that kangaroos are not farmed but harvested in the wild from a large, self-replenishing population. As a result kangaroos are not fed on fertiliser demanding grains and natural habitat is not cleared for them.
The harvest is strictly controlled by an Australian Government program that ensures no detrimental impact on the kangaroos or their ecosystems.
Kangaroos do not produce methane in the same way that cows or sheep do, reducing their relative carbon footprint.
Our processing facilities are located close to the kangaroos’ habitat, avoiding excessive freight handling of the skins and minimising the use of preservation chemicals (eg. salt).
Only a small proportion of the total kangaroo population is taken for the food industry, the leather is a recycled by-product that would otherwise end up as waste.
Of the 53 species of kangaroo only the four most common species maybe be harvested. Scientifically determined harvest quotas are set each year with the actual harvest being much lower than the quota.
Studies have shown no adverse effect on the population of these four species over the last 40 years.
With a current population well over 30 million the kangaroo is considered abundant and is not endangered.
Kangaroo leather is renewable natural resource that is environmentally sustainable over the long term.