Why We Use Byproduct Leather
What does it mean when we say we only use by product leather and why does it matter? When we say byproduct, we mean that the cattle were raised and killed for their meat. Ranchers then decide if they want to sell the leather hide or just throw it away (what a waste). The alternative to byproduct leather is raising and killing cows for their leather hide which is also extremely wasteful.
Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of the worldwide emissions. At Shaya we are doing our part to minimize that damage by using leather that would otherwise go to waste and turning it into something that helps pets and their humans spend more time together. It’s not the perfect solution, but it it’s a step in the right direction.
We also aim to minimize our impact on the environment by using less packaging. We don’t ship our items in a box that arrive in another box, we use recycled materials (papers and plastics) whenever possible, and we give back to causes we all care about that make the world a better place.