Teijin Launches New Natural Leather Substitute

Starting this spring Teijin Cordley, the man-made leather business that’s part of Japanese Teijin Group, will be selling its newly developed natural leather substitute.

Dubbed Maestley, the company said the new high-grade leather substitute is akin to true leather in texture and richness.

“Prices for high-grade natural leathers like calf and kip are rapidly increasing in line with rising demand, while supplies in developed countries are decreasing,” Teijin noted in a statement. “New man-made leather products with superior texture and other attributes are being developed to meet such demand.”

Read more at Sourcing Journal.

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