From JJ Winters: All of our leather is sourced from Italy and South America (although predominantly Italy) and is 100% genuine. Our environmental policy is based on our commitment to minimize the impact on the environment. We make sure all of our manufacturing, and the use of our natural resources is done in a sustainable way. All of our leathers are produced in ISO-14001 Certified Facilities, this certification is upheld with annual visits by my supplier to our facilities to verify that we are adhering to the highest level of environmental responsibility. The leather is from cattle and is colored to give it the zebra look.