This is the 2nd ed of the book is written by the founder of James&Co. It is published on Amazon for $8.95 but you can buy it here for 25% off at $6.75.
The conclusion of the 1st edition of this book was this:
Brands and retailers of lether™ fashion products have both the imperative and the opportunity to lead and be part of the inevitable change from traditional lether™ made with traditional PU to sustainable lether™ made with WBPU and plant-based fabrics.
That is still a viable statement but the conclusion of the 2nd edition is wider and more imperative:
All stakeholders of lether™ fashion products have the imperative, opportunity and responsibility to:
- lead the end of use of traditional PU vegan leather in fashion products of apparel, accessories, footwear
- lead the development of the alternative lab-grown and plant-based lethers to 100% no-plastic resin or ingredients
- contribute to the initiatives for sustainable lether™ in the circular economy paradigm: cradle to cradle, 100% sustainable and bio-degradable