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Celebrating Earth Day Everyday : Navigating Sustainability
Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day Everyday : Navigating Sustainability

Earth Day stands as the planet's largest civic occasion, mobilising billions in 192 nations to foster consciousness about our planet, its preservation, and sustainability.
Since its inception, the Earth Day movement has spurred remarkable advancements, including pivotal environmental legislation, and heightened educational efforts. Annually, on April 22nd, approximately 1 billion people worldwide engage in activities to spotlight the climate emergency and promote behavioural shifts for environmental protection. Various campaigns seek to unite individuals and groups to tackle pressing issues like deforestation, biodiversity loss, and other environmental challenges.

OUR PRACTICE

SNAKEHIVE X EARTH DAY

The Leather Industry

At Snakehive, we take pride in our packaging's ergonomic design, which streamlines user experience but also curtails excessive carboard consumption. Whilst we’ve already made progress, with the majority of our products now recyclable - we are steadfastly advancing towards making all our packaging fully recyclable. In addition to this, we are actively pioneering innovative approaches to slash packaging waste even further.

Our ‘Almost Perfect’ range aims to prolong the lifecycle of our inventory by offering items with minor aesthetic imperfections at discounted prices. While we strive to find innovative ways to repurpose leather, recycling leather scraps presents significant challenges, largely due to the complexity of the material and lack of efficient industrial-scale recycling
technologies.

industry challenges

the intricacy of leather

Leather's natural composition and the various treatments it undergoes during the tanning process make decomposition and separating its fibres difficult. Its thickness and density present challenges for mechanical recycling procedures, and chemical solutions are still in their infancy.

Sustainable solutions are becoming more and more popular in spite of these challenges. While cutting-edge chemical procedures and enzymatic treatments seem promising, it might take some time before they can be implemented widely and profitably. Similar to the recycling of polyester fabric, improvements in leather recycling could lessen the environmental effect of fashion by keeping trash out of landfills and lowering the demand for virgin materials.

our commitment

We are closely monitoring the garment industry's developments, especially regarding the recycling of polyester fabric into pellets for reintroduction into the manufacturing cycle.

shopping with snakehive

environmentally consicous choices

Choosing premium leather products over cheap faux leather ones not only offers durability but also contributes to environmental consciousness. While the initial investment may be higher, the longevity of leather goods significantly reduces the need for frequent replacements. This means fewer resources are expended in manufacturing new products and less waste ends up in landfills. In contrast, opting for a cheap faux leather case might seem economical at first, but its inferior quality often leads to peeling and deterioration within a short span, necessitating replacement every few months.


This cycle of purchasing and discarding contributes to environmental degradation through increased production, consumption, and disposal of synthetic materials. Thus, by opting for premium leather, you not only enjoy long-lasting quality but also play a part in reducing environmental strain.

what you can do to help

Getting involved can be as modest or significant as you prefer. Ultimately, any effort made to enhance the planet's health is valuable.

simple tangible initiatives include

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initiatives

  • Transitioning to eco-friendly household cleaning products with minimal plastic packaging
  • Creating a herb garden at home
  • Reducing online shopping by 10%
  • Opting to walk instead of driving short distances
  • Tidying up litter
  • Volunteering for tree planting
  • Joining a beach clean up
  • Donating / repurposing old clothes
  • Advocating for better pollution regulations
  • Action on climate change and environmental damage

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Celebrating Earth Day Everyday : Navigating Sustainability
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Celebrating Earth Day Everyday : Navigating Sustainability

Earth Day stands as the planet's largest civic occasion, mobilising billions in 192 nations to foster consciousness about our planet, its preservation, and sustainability. Since its inception, the...

Read more