Speaking of new sources of leather, one company in the U.K. recently peaked our interest for its alleged use of human hides. The company – aptly named Human Leather – claims to be a retailer of “exclusive real human leather products”.
According to Human Leather‘s website, the company is comprised of “artisans, craftsmen and buyers” who work together to produce “exquisite and exclusive products for an extremely discerning clientele”.
The company declines to publish photos of past projects (supposedly in the interest of its clientele’s privacy). And, with the exception of a single email address, does not divulge its contact information or instructions on how to place and pay for orders.
It does, however, publish an interesting (and somewhat eerie) FAQs page:
What is Human Leather?
Human Leather is made from real full thickness human skin. Just like animal leather products, produced from lesser animals, our raw human skin is transformed into the finest grade human leather by using a traditional tanning process. However, human leather is the finest grain leather that is obtainable.
It is free from defects and has the smallest grain size which makes it the smoothest, softest leather on Earth.
Human Leather Products
We only craft the best and most beautiful products out of our unique leather. We have produced bespoke items for some of our clients, but due to the limited size of the lengths that we work with, we are limited to what items we can fashion out of the leather. We usually have individual commission orders and stock items have not been for sale for over seven years.
Where does Human Leather come from?
Human Leather is produced from skin sourced from normal everyday people. These people have bequeathed their skin to us prior to their death. There are a few areas of the body, (back and abdomen) that have uninterrupted skin coverage, and are therefore the best for processing into Human Leather. These areas allow the maximum usage when being crafted into large coverage items, especially satchels and briefcases. […]
Why are your products so expensive?
We cater to a small but highly discerning clientele. They are amongst those lucky few who have everything they could possibly desire. Our supply is restricted and we prefer to keep it that way as we are the only firm in the world that crafts these special products.
Just how expensive are Human Leather‘s products? Wallets starts at $14,000, belts at $15,750 and shoes at $27,000. With prices like that, we can’t even imagine what shift boots and steering-wheel covers start at (or why anyone would even want one!).
So how is this even legal? We don’t know.
Human Leather claims that what they do is legal, but fails to elaborate. While we’ve attempted to contact the company several times for more information, we have yet to receive a response.
For what it’s worth, we hope this is just one big elaborate joke.
For more information on Human Leather, visit: www.HumanLeather.co.uk
EDWARD MUNDAY says
RETIRED… LOOKS LIKE THE NAZIS ARE BACK IN BUSSINESS, THEY MUST REALLY BE HARD UP FOR GOOD FABRICS HU.
nazis are good people retard
This reminds me of the old joke site ManBeef (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManBeef.com). I suspect this is a very disturbing parody.
Can we say, ‘Silence of the Lambs???’. This is just sick.
Nadeem Muaddi says
Haha, I like the Joe Dirt version better: http://youtu.be/j3aYZSAyEuM
…we skin cows,sheep,stingrays,crocs and god knows what else for hides so is it really that bad?…at least theses people gave consent…the animals did’nt!
Its a little over the top for me though to be honest.
The question is, who or what is this hide aimed at?
It puts the lotion on its skin, or it gets the hose again…
how many sq feet is a man ?a new meaning to a FAT (phat) interior!!!blahahaha. can i get pictures the doners to show my customers ! hahahah. how funny . what will they do next!LMFAO!
Dandrey Customs says
What about people who have tattoos? That could make some interesting leather!!
robert morris says
This still cracks me up .FOR REAL !
I saw a show on high dollar automobiles on one of those rich people channels a while back that featured a Range Rover that was freaking explosion proof, the interior in that was whole truck was done from 1 hide and is said to be the smoothest leather in the world I guess they haven’t heard about the human leather yet. The leather they were using comes from the largest whale in the world. Well not all of him just his penis! I almost fell in the floor when I heard that!
They did say that they are no longer using it because of complaints from all the animal rights activists! The whale is dead I seriously doubt he’ll be needing his penis any more!
Don day says
I bequeath my belly for a convertible top!!!LOL I do have a smaller part that would make a good button in a seat…..(my nose!)What did you think I was gonna say??!
crazy man says
Head rest, back rest seat cushion, shift boot, bra, head liner,arm rest
lady fat cat says
As a trimmer based in Wisconsin, I can tell you all that there is a stigma attached to those who build stuff out of human skin :). damn eccentric wealthy people. ICK!
I see nothing wrong with it in fact i am very interested in it…
Wang you says
The dehumanised Europe of the 21century. What next? apotheosis of Cannibalism?
I think you people are SICK, You drink your milk from cows instead of your own kind, You wear all these beautiful creatures on your feet on bodies, And then when someone talks about eating you, or using your skin, now you seem to have a problem…….. I am glad I am able to invoke my NATURAL CANIBALISTIC RIGHTS!!!! I rather eat you people than these beautiful creatures.
Personally I got no problem with it. As a matter of fact I’ll be willing to cover anything you want with human skin . Just hit me up and don’t forget to bring me the skin first.
Its just another piece of leather.
40 yrs in the business and still love it.
Doug Clement says
I think it’s fine too. Who cares. People are so uptight on people that we forget we are just animals. Not much different than anything else. I would love a human skin shirt or seat for my harley or something legit as hell.