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Making leather that is Earth- and fashion-friendly (video)

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IMAGE: In this week's Speaking of Chemistry, Lauren Wolf talks about a new, alternative way to make synthetic leather both eco-conscious and fashion-forward. view more

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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 -- Alternatives to leather made from animal hides have been around for decades. Synthetic leather is in our car seats and our stylish jackets. But materials used to make faux-leather are also highly toxic. In this week's Speaking of Chemistry, Lauren Wolf talks about a new, alternative way to make synthetic leather both eco-conscious and fashion-forward. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/r0_zsfhlP-I.

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