PETA Calls Nike’s ‘Recycled’ Leather a Scam: It’s Still Cows’ Skin

PETA Calls Nike's 'Recycled' Leather a Scam: It's Still Cows' Skin

For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

Beaverton, Ore. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding Nike’s “Flyleather,” which is made with leather, at least 50 percent of which comes from tannery floors:

Consumers beware: Half of Nike’s Flyleather is made from the skins of sensitive cows who didn’t want to die—the same struggling animals from the same bloody tanneries that produce any other leather, with nothing “recycled” about it. PETA urges Nike to embrace the vegan half of Flyleather and switch entirely to high-performance, sustainable vegan leather.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” and more information about leather is available here.

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