Kangaroo leather is stronger, suppler, more durable and more water resistant than other leathers.
Kangaroo leather is structurally unique, different from cowhide, sheepskin or any other leather. According to a 1987 report from the Australian Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organization, kangaroo leather has a composition that is full fiber–meaning the fibers form bundles like a rope giving it strength and toughness. Also, unlike other hides, kangaroo hides do not contain fat cells or glands that are dissolved away during the rigors of tanning, leaving a weakened structure.
Kangaroo leather is naturally soft. In addition, its strength means it can be rendered as thin as 0.30 mm. Most other leathers lose durability and strength when thinner than 0.60 mm. Kangaroo leather stays soft through multiple washings, even at the thinner thicknesses.
The qualities of kangaroo leather have lead to multiple uses. One of the first applications was in shoes, especially soccer shoes. The leather conforms quickly to the foot, wears well and does not absorb as much water as other leathers. Companies that sell kangaroo leather products feature lightweight jackets, leather gloves, hats and much more.
The Australian kangaroo industry produces a range of meat and leather products from animals harvested from the wild under strict government controlled Management Plans. These ensure the harvest is sustainable and humane. A wide cross-section of Australian ecologists supports the kangaroo industry as being both sustainable and environmentally wise.
Because of all the benefits mentioned above, we choose kangaroo leather as our material.
And all Cool Leather handcrafts are strong, comfortable to wear, durable, water-resistant, and most of all, COOL!