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WILD LEATHER

Every year a few thousand wild boars are shot to guarantee the safety of society in the Netherlands. The meat is used for consumption but the skins are thrown away. Using those left over skins to make leather gives it the value it deserves. I developed different tanning techniques suitable for the high concentration of fat in the skin and the thickness of it. The result is a series of tanned wild boar hides that are put to use.

Wild Leather was made possible and in collaboration with Ecco Leather, Dongen.

Wild Leather by Mies Loogman, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013.

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