There are several reasons why Ledereign chooses to avoid lead and chrome in the metal fittings used for leather camera straps, particularly from an environmental and health perspective.
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that can have harmful effects on both human health and the environment. Exposure to lead can cause a range of health problems, including developmental delays in children, damage to the nervous system, and an increased risk of cancer. Additionally, lead pollution can contaminate soil and water, harming plant and animal life.
Similarly, chrome can also be toxic and harmful to the environment. When chrome is not correctly disposed of, it can leach into the soil and water, leading to contamination and potential harm to wildlife and ecosystems.
Using lead and chrome-free metal fittings in products such as leather camera straps is a responsible choice.
By using lead and chrome-free metal fittings in the products, Ledereign is helping reduce the risk of harm to human health and the environment. This is a responsible and sustainable approach that aligns with the company’s commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable practices.