When leather is cut to size, up to 40% of each cow hide is wasted. Designer Simone Post of Lasting Leather Lab and her colleagues take this waste material, cut it into strips, roll and tie them, and stitch them together to reuse in interior products. Post’s process celebrates both the material’s intrinsic qualities – durability and the attractive patina it develops over time – and its imperfections, such as wrinkles and scratches. The use of every scrap of hide also demonstrates respect for the animal the leather came from. The designer, who has worked with labels such as Adidas and Vlisco, aims to encourage and elevate the use of waste and scrap material from major brands.