Most of our leather originates from cattle raised for its beef.
Some pigskin occasionally. We don't use anything from a wild animal, or where the animal was killed just for its hide. As for ensuring quality, Pinegrove's main man Rod Boyes personally hand-picks every single hide. We buy from specialist leather suppliers in Yorkshire, Northampton and London, who source from tanneries across Europe and even the US. We only buy the best, as natural as possible. A lot of leather goods in fashion stores are hardly made from leather at all. This leather is made from ground up bits mixed with glue and spray-painted several times to look the part. We don't use that.
A lot of leather goods are also made from very thin leather, with fabric or some other man-made material glued on the back to made it seem thicker. We don't do that. Pinegrove products often feature cut edges so you can see the leather is thick and real all the way through.