Organic Leather Review

Looking for organic ethical accessories?

Leather may be a "natural" substance but there are many issues to take into consideration when purchasing leather products.



Most leather comes from factory farmed "tortured" cattle who are slaughtered for meat or "spent" worn-out dairy cows who no longer produce enough milk to be profitable. These animals often suffer a lifetime of cruelty and confinement.

Not only is the practice of factory farmed animals for leather cruel, the chemicals used in the tanning process are often quite toxic...In addition, formaldehyde, chromium, arsenic, and cyanide-based dyes and finishes are then added to the leather.  This toxic slurry poses serious threats to both the environment and human health.  Factory farmed leather saturated with toxic chemicals makes most leather far from a "natural" material.

When founder of Organic Leather, Rowan Gabrielle first came up with the concept of creating safe ethical leather products in 2002 there was no organic leather any where to be found. After several years of research, she managed to find people tanning leather in traditional 100% organic ways, using natural materials to cure, preserve and tan leather,such as bark tannins, plant tannins and lime.  They then use only natural oil to add a beautiful rich finish to it.

Their organic leather is free from the nasties such as chrome, metal, formalhyde, sodium sulphide, glutaraldenhyde and sulphuric acid which are all usually found in conventional tanned leathers and tanneries.

Their leather comes form organic cattle, raised on open pasture lands for meat. Using the leather from ethically raised meat allows for full utilization of the animal. The farms they work with are all certified organic and treat animals with respect. Organic Leather is a strong supporter and promoter of small family farms and businesses, they also ensure that the farmers adhere to high moral and ethical principles of animal welfare.

Each handmade piece is created with recycled silver and organic leather by artisans
 in Bali & Lebanon 

Healthy Animals - Humane Practices - Harmless Finishes - Happy People

I had the wonderful opportunity of reviewing a set of 7 Union Bangles in dark brown.
A wonderfully simple marriage of sterling silver and a rather distinguished British organic leather – two interlocking circles – nothing more nothing less.

Made from organic leather and recycled sterling silver available in 3 sizes and in the colors: Black, Dark Brown, & Brown.

Check them out:






GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Winner Announced

You have a chance to win a set of 7 beautifully handcrafted organic leather Union Bangles from Organic Leather in the Summer Celebration Giveaway Hop!
$217 Value!

The Union Bangles Can be worn with their beautiful 
Silver Charms for a personalized look.
Happy Mothering, EcoCrazy Mom and Organic Mama are excited to bring you the Summer Celebration Giveaway Hop, which runs from June 21, 2012 12:01 AM EST to June 29, 2012 11:59 PM EST. 

After you finish entering my giveaway, be sure to visit the other participating blogs, which are listed below the Rafflecopter form. Good luck everyone!

If you do not see the entry form below, please click on the banner top of posts to be directed to the correct page (you may be on the homepage)


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Comments

  1. My favorite charm would be Union Bangle with Silver Elephant Charm.

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  2. I like the Tulip Clasp with Leather Cord!

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  3. I like the bee charm, my sister would love it if I got it for her.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Union Bangle with Silver Tree of Life Charm
    Thanks
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I like the Jungle Bangles from Cambodia.
    Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  6. I love the silver Celtic cross Bangle!
    Thanks,
    Tsawyer68@hotmail.com

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  7. The Bali bag is fabulous!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  8. Viking Belt with White Bronze Buckle. tam.c

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  9. I really like the Jungle set. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
    dod@rogers.com

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  10. O my gosh,do I have to pick just one?! There are so many! But I think I narrowed it down to four.The tree of life charm,the dragonfly charm,the elephant one,and the Arabella bag.What a amazing place to come across today,thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  11. I like the Snake Belt with White Bronze Buckle

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  12. I love the Dragonfly Charm!

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  13. I like the Union Bangle with Silver Celtic Cross Charm.

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  14. I have to go with the Love Affirmation Bangle, maybe paired with the heart or love charms.

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  15. Tulip Clasp with Leather Cord
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  16. Love the Boho Fringe Bag

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    Anne Taylor

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  17. Union Bangle with Silver Open Hearted Charm
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  18. i like the boho bag by arabella bond!

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  19. I like the Dream Affirmation Bangle

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  20. Union Bangle with Silver Moon Charm
    janette

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  21. union bangle

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  22. My favorite charm is the silver celtic cross charm.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  23. I like the Union Bangle with Silver Butterfly Charm

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  24. Union Bangle with Silver Celtic Cross Charm.
    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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  25. I like the Union Dragon Charm

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  26. I like the union bangle with silver tree of life charm
    Orixca13@hotmail.com

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  27. My favorite Charm is the Silver Full Heart. :)

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  28. I like the silver lotus and tree of life charms.

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  29. i like the Union Bangle with Silver Lotus Charm

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  30. I really like this bag: http://www.organicleather.com/woven-leather-bag

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  31. I like the silver Just Bee charm. They have some nice looking products!

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  32. I like the viking belts

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  33. lotus charm
    http://www.organicleather.com/organic-leather-and-eco-leather-products/bangle-with-lotus-charm

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  34. I love the Union Bangle with Silver Elephant Charm.
    Tracy Awalt Juliano

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  35. the love affirmation bangle for my daughter
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  36. Dream Affirmation Bangle as I hope I inspire my kids to dream big!

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  37. i love the Union Bangle with Silver "OM" Sign Charm!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  38. I like the silver tree of life charm

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  39. I love the Boho By Arabella Bond bag.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I like the Triple Link bracelet.

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  41. Brown union bangles
    beh2351@frontier.com

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  42. I like the Union Bangle with Silver Tree of Life Charm - emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  43. I love the prize and the Boho Bags - and would love to adorn them with any of the following charms:
    Silver Flower, Silver Dragon, Silver Moon charms.

    Thanks for the very special giveaway!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  44. i like the Union Bangle with Silver Love and Peace Charm

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  45. I like the Jungle Bangles.

    Les Johnson

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  46. Love the Union Bangle with Silver Flower charm!
    Jen Whitten
    whittenwins@yahoo.com

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  47. I like the Tulip Clasp with Leather Cord

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  48. i love the Lovers i think necklace w/ heart charms! its pretty!

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  49. Union Bangle with Silver Flower Charm

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  50. I love the Triple Link Bracelet.

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  51. I like the silver celtic cross charm.

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  52. Arabella Bag is my favorite product

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  53. Love Affirmation Bangle in Leather caught my eyes. I've been looking at the trend for leather wrap bracelets since last year.

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  54. i was drawn to the silver lotus charm

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  55. Union Bangle with Silver Tree of Life Charm

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  56. I like the love affirmation bracelet

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  57. Silver Forever Love Charm
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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  58. I love the Hope Affirmation Bangle W/S

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