Fashion brand Prada has reported a
22 per cent drop the in sales of its leather items for the first half of 2016.
Italian-based luxury fashion company is facing decreased sales of 15 per cent worldwide.
Prada recently released two leather handbags – Prada Cahier and Miu
Miu Dahlia – but still failed to capture consumer interest.
Meanwhile, brands such
as like Aritzia, Armani, Vagabond and Hayden-Hartnett are opting for more
ethical materials, and textile producers are innovatively creating animal-free
leather from kombucha, mushrooms and pineapples.