Making leather has never been so complicated

John Graebin, Director of Materials, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Published:  22 January, 2015
John Graebin

It seems like a lifetime ago when I was driving that little tannery truck and dropping bags of salt at mud and straw houses as I collected a few hides in the neighbourhood that week. It was a very poor village in the northern part of Brazil, where families subsisted on a few banana trees and a couple of goats and cows grazing in their backyard. 

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