Leather that protects a sustainable forest environment
Ezo deer leather in Hokkaido promoted by more trees, which is represented by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Ezo deer, which inhabit the whole of Hokkaido, have strong fertility and are increasing until forest vegetation is completely destroyed. Therefore, in recent years, more than XNUMX are caught every year.
Even though it has been recognized as a game in recent years, wild deer, unlike livestock, has uneven supply, many issues such as slaughter, distribution and sales, and it is difficult to make effective use of it.
In particular, leather is discarded because it is hardly used effectively because of shot marks, difficulty in processing, and wounds in the wild.
Currently, deer leather distributed in Japan is imported, cultivated in China, New Zealand and Australia, and accounts for as much as 98%.
Ezo deer leather must be started by tanning the leather, which is costly, laborious, and unstable, making it difficult to mass produce.
Captured deer are also allowed to be buried if they are difficult to take home or bring to a slaughterhouse. However, if the bear smells the smell, it can dig even deep holes. The increasing number of bears appearing in Japan in recent years is not unrelated to the increase in deer populations and their lack of effective use.
We, who have taken the natural enemy wolf for our own sake, have the responsibility to preserve, respect and use the life of Ezo deer, the blessing of the great nature of Hokkaido.
From that, I came up with the idea of using sika deer leather for speakers.
We thank Ezo deer for their lives in order to protect a sustainable forest environment, and we create this speaker to expand the new potential of Ezo deer leather.
Because Sika deer is a wild animal that runs through the mountains, its leather contains a lot of natural wounds, wrinkles, and spots.
In addition, Ezo deer leather is not only durable, but also has many voids between fibers, unique softness, and excellent sound absorption. The matte and deep expression is also attractive. With tannin tanning, the color and luster deepen over the years.
(Part of the sales will be used for more Trees' forest conservation activities.)