Crocodiles and the Fashion Industry

All you need to know about crocodile Leather | Watson & Wolfe
The truth behind one of the worlds most expensive materials. Crocodiles are aquatic reptiles, and because of their size, big powerful jaws, and aggressiveness, remain one of the most feared carnivores on Earth.  Crocodiles, in the form we recognize them today, have roamed the earth for 80 million years, they are successful predators and once lived ... Read more

What is PVC?

What is PVC? Everything you need to know | Watson & Wolfe
Everything you need to know about how PVC is made, used and its use in Fashion. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic that is odourless, solid, brittle, and generally white in colour. It is currently ranked as the third most widely used plastic in the world (behind polyethylene and polypropylene) (1) and is one of ... Read more

What is Pineapple Leather?

What is Pineapple Leather? | Watson & Wolfe

The latest post on The Tundra continues our exploration of innovative materials. This one details all you need to know about the material Piñatex, an alternative to leather which is made from agricultural waste from the pineapple industry.

Vegan Leather made with Cactus Leaves

Innovative Vegan Cactus Leather | Watson & Wolfe

The race to produce the cleanest and most sustainable alternative to leather continues, but has the answer now been found?  Let us introduce you to Desserto, an innovative vegan leather made from cactus leaves.

What is Mushroom Leather

What is Mushroom Leather? | Watson & Wolfe
We are constantly researching and exploring new and innovative materials and in this article we look at the history of Mushroom leather. Could this organic material be the answer we have been looking for? What is Mushroom Leather? It was in 2013 that Danish product designer Jonas Edvard developed organic mushroom textile using mushroom spores ... Read more

Lessons In Leather

Environmental Impact of Cow Leather | Watson & Wolfe

At a time when consumers are taking more of a conscious approach to buying clothes, understanding the environmental impact of our clothing has become more important than ever. Many people are shocked to hear that cow’s leather impacts the environment more than any other material.

How can recycled plastic bottles be luxurious?

Recycling Plastic Bottles for Fashion | Watson & Wolfe
Let's understand the basics The decision as to whether a material is luxurious is somewhat subjective, but to us luxury is not merely an expensive price tag or scarcity. In the modern age of fashion, and all it's many interpretations, luxury has become a reflection of the brand or designer, rather than the materials they ... Read more

What is Vegan Leather?

What is Vegan Leather? Your Complete Guide | Watson & Wolfe

Synthetic leathers are called different things and can be made using a variety of different base materials. If you have ever asked yourself “what is PU leather?”, “what is faux leather”or “what is PVC?” read on and let us unravel the terminology, because choosing faux leathers and vegan leathers can be more environmentally friendly than animal leather if you choose the right ones.

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