Grady + Robinson is the first supplier of British-made leather that is traceable to regenerative farms raising cattle on pasture.
Cattle hides are sourced from farms certified by Pasture For Life whose agroecological practises have myriad benefits, including: land stewardship, soil carbon sequestration, increased biodiversity, animal welfare, and ecosystem resilience. Leather is made with a traditional tanning process and natural finishing methods. All production takes place in the UK.
Interest in ethical and ecological materials echoes our food culture’s discernment for good meat: just as we expect an option to choose pasture-raised meat at the butcher counter, designers and consumers increasingly seek materials that come from regenerative systems. Traceability is largely absent in leather production, and buyers have no opportunity to align leather purchasing with their values. By linking leather with exemplary agriculture, Grady + Robinson is offering designers a new choice – leather that aligns with ecological and circular design.