"Leading Edge" with Jimmy Johnson Tackles Leather Product Manufacturing

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New Segment Discussed Leather Industry in the US

From the leather seats in your late-model car to the designer boots and handbags that populate your closet, the leather-manufacturing industry is working hard to bring luxury products into the hands and homes of consumers around the globe.

Today's leather is a far cry from the home-tanned animal skins of old. The leather-manufacturing process used to be harsh on the environment with it's harvesting of animals solely for their skins and the use of dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde. But new technologies and advancements from forward thinkers within this industry is bringing about a new day in the manufacturing of leather. New eco-friendlier solutions used throughout the process from soaking to finishing are bringing leather back into vogue.

"Leading Edge", with host Jimmy Johnson unveils the secrets behind this billion-dollar industry in its new series on leather product manufacturing. Get the scoop on new innovative methods currently in use in the production of leather, and be the first to find out what lies on the horizon for makers of this often controversial product.

"Leading Edge" is distributed over a range of public television stations throughout the U.S., and isn't affiliated with PBS. Visit http://www.leadingedgeseries.com, or contact info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com to find a broadcast in your local area.

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