So what can we do? Keep calm and learn from it.

Main Reaction - The TFL Blog | March 2020

A chance to learn

The new decade started it off in a rather challenging way. The leather market already being under quite some strain due to the developments during the past years, will also be affected by the Corona crisis – as the entire economy will be. Some newspaper articles already proclaim an end to globalisation, others foresee major changes in world economics. Besides the threat to our health, we are facing a threat to our existence, the systems we are used to. So how not to panic, to stay calm in these times of insecurity and uncertainty?

Crisis always bring with them the chance to learn something, to change for the better. One thing we can reap from the current situation is, that sustainability and investing into it makes more sense than we thought. The corona virus was transferred onto humans by animals kept in disastrous circumstances. Hence, keeping animals decently and treating them respectfully is not just a moral obligation or a hypocritical testimony, it is essential to the survival of any life form on this planet. Now, does this mean leather as by-product of the meat industry is coming to an end?

On the contrary, leather is a natural and 100 percent sustainable product. Its many advantages excel artificial products by far. The leather industry has made immense progress during past years to make leather more sustainable and eco-friendly.

"The current crisis could boost this innovation process to find solutions we haven’t been able to dream of to this day."

This is our chance to create processes that are sustainable, eco-friendly, organic and align with nature. Thus, creating a value-added chain that truly deserves its name.

Yes, let’s face it, we are walking on fragile ground and we have no chance to know where this will all end. But if we all stand together (mentally not physically of course) we have the power to find new ways and create innovations that will change our lives for the better.

Manuela, Switzerland

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