The vast majority of Audio-Technica's products are designed and manufactured ethically without the use of any animal products.  In particular, for our headphones, we use a synthetic pleather material to match the performance and comfort that we expect from these parts whilst also allowing us to avoid the use of animal products in the production of these lines.

We do have a limited selection of high-end HiFi products - such as the ATH-AP2000Ti and the ATH-L5000 - which are only produced in small quantities where we do use genuine leather; however we actively avoid using these materials in all products that would have larger/regular production runs.