Alternative to leather? Fabric made from chicken legs to address demand

Scientists claim to have invented a method through which leather can be manufactured using chicken legs

New Delhi: Faced with a possibility of reduced leather production in the wake of the beef ban in some states, scientists have come up with a novel method of manufacturing a fabric with chicken legs. The quality will be similar to the fabric made from baby alligators.


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“With the beef ban in some states and availability of green technology, we have told the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) to come up with synthetic leather or an alternative that can address the demand,” CSIR Director General Girish Sahni said, during a media interaction here.

The CLRI has come up with a technology of making leather from chicken legs. The CLRI is now faced with the aspect of commercialising the technology, as it is primarily a research institute.

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