This reality doesn’t mean there’s no consciousness about the animals’ well-being since the animal is not killed for its skin. Besides that, with the technological evolution of the manufacturing processes and rigorous waste management actions, the leather had to fulfill strict environmental standards of "responsible origin”. Durability and resistance are two main added values of the leather footwear. Invest in natural leather shoes is investing in a product that will considerably last more time since its lifecycle will be much higher than other materials. Also, leather is not easily torn, is warm liquid’s proof and cushions the fall of small objects, which makes it very resistant.
While this new global scenario provides several business opportunities, the companies’ responsibilities are also increasing, and that is exactly where this new Portuguese footwear industrial era positions itself, one again, on the forefront by assuming itself as the showcase for change and contributing for the sustainable development for both the community and the environment.