Captain's chairs that detect looming heart attacks, active perfuming systems, even transparent backseats – you name, cars have it. So why is it that with all this technology, drivers still ask us to trim their cabins in old-fashioned leather hides? BusinessWeek thinks it has the answer. Tell us if you agree. … [Read more...] about Why Do People Prefer Leather in Cars?
Leather Car Upholstery
Garrett Leather, which runs one of the fabric industry's most interesting blogs on hides, recently published an article explaining how leather is embossed and what you can do to ensure a quality pattern. … [Read more...] about Guide: Understanding Embossed Leather
We recently inducted Kia Motors into The Hog Ring's "Hall of Shame" for duping customers into believing that its popular Sportage SUV is trimmed in genuine leather – when, in fact, it features almost no real leather at all. Sadly, we must now induct Toyota Motor Corporation for a similar offense. … [Read more...] about Toyota Busted for Faux Leather Claims
Kia Motors is being criticized for misleading customers into believing that its popular Sportage SUV is trimmed in genuine leather – when, in fact, it features almost no real leather at all. … [Read more...] about Kia Drivers Duped into Faux Leather
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". … [Read more...] about Upholstering Cars in Human Leather