Together with special gust host Talitha Wachtelborn we explore the world of leather conservation: from book bindings to suitcases! Also tune in for an interview with Mike Redwood about the history of tanning and the sustainability of leather, and a chat with Rosie Bolton and Arianne Panton from the Leather Conservation Centre. 00:01:37 Our experience with leather (oh behave!) 00:07:34 How long have humans been using leather? 00:09:52 Manufacture impacts condition 00:18:10 Leather use in a societal context 00:23:47 Leather substitutes 00:29:38 Consolidation, secret sauce, and ethics 00:37:16 Interview with Mike Redwood 00:53:47 Interview with the Leather Conservation Centre 01:09:41 Patreon shout out Show Notes: - Smut episode: https://thecword.show/2018/11/30/s04e06-smut/ - Wet Stuff episode: https://thecword.show/2019/03/20/s05e01-wet-stuff/ - History and Conservation of Leather: https://www.icon.org.uk/events/gilding-and-decorative-surfaces-group-history-and-conservation-of-leather.html - Development of archival leather by J Hewit & Sons Ltd: https://www.hewit.com/download/fs-craft.pdf - Red rot: https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Red_rot - Herre de Vries’ talk on shark skin leather bindings: https://www.icon.org.uk/resource/lecture-29-herre-de-vries.html - Rexine artificial leather: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rexine - Artificial leather on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_leather - Leather Conservation Centre: https://leatherconservation.org/ - Japan and its leather: https://www.mikeredwood.com/japan-and-its-leather/ - Mike’s blog on leather manufacture: https://www.mikeredwood.com/leather-technology-background/leather-manufacturing-and-technology-in-detail/ - Museum of Leathercraft: https://nationalleathercollection.org/ - Bats in Portugese libraries: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/08/09/bats-portugal/ - Conserving some Adidas trainers: https://leatherconservation.org/dribble-me-this-conserving-adidas-k-abdul-jabbar-trainers/ - Conserving Arthur’s coin purse: https://leatherconservation.org/ww1-purse-belonging-to-arthur-william-byford%e2%80%af/ - Education via the LCC: https://leatherconservation.org/education/ Support us on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/thecword Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Talitha Wachtelborn. Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. A Wooden Dice production, 2021.