Leather goods refer to goods made from leather. Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. Leather can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. Leather goods are most often used in rugged occupations, such as leather chaps for cowboys to the more famous, leather-jacketed and leather-helmeted aviator. Leather goods include leather jackets and leather pants, which have become a fashion statement. Many sports still use leather to help in playing the game or protecting players.