Is your leather environmentally friendly and safe?

The use of chrome dyes and a lot of tanning chemicals in the leather/tanning industry is considered by many to be very bad for the environment. So what are we doing to minimize the environmental impact of the tanning process?

The key is how you handle the process and what inputs are used.

Our suppliers of leather raw materials are voluntarily subject to industry audits that cover many factors, including water and energy use, traceability and wastewater treatment. They have (and are continuing to) improve on this. Leather raw materials also get a lot of attention from local environmental agencies. They want to minimize their environmental impact by continuously improving their waste disposal process.

However, chromium concerns are unfounded if the tanning process is done correctly. The problem here is that the chrome is not being absorbed into the leather - which is easy to measure and do every day.