About ELeather

ELeather exports to over 40 countries and has established a blue chip global customer base. We are proud to supply over 150 airlines, including the world’s four largest, as well as transforming over 12,000 rail vehicles and providing a better passenger experience to many leading bus operators and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Now globally recognised as an award winning, environmentally friendly materials technology company we provide a wide range of products, specifically engineered for a diverse variety of sectors worldwide, including one of the world’s leading performance footwear brands.

To find out more, please call us on 01733 843939 or click here to contact us.

Leather Evolved

We use


For every ton of traditional leather, almost three quarters becomes waste.

Manufactured with


Taking more care of the world’s most precious resources builds better reputations.



Unrivalled material performance increase margins and competitive advantage.



Memorable brand experiences create happy customers and more growth potential.

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Chris Bevan – Our founder

Wherever we look we can see an abundant use of leather. With over 23 billion square feet produced each year, it has long been the material of choice for premium and practical applications the world over. But for every ton of traditional leather, almost three quarters becomes waste.

ELeather’s founder, Chris Bevan, first learned about the special characteristics of leather fibre during research and development of another technical innovation project. Once he realised the magnitude of how much leather is unused and sent to landfill, he had a vision; the vision was to create a clean technology – a win-win situation for brands and consumers.

Chris’s passion and tenacity is the foundation that built the business to what it is today, and is captured in the below words:-

Somebody said that it “couldn’t be done…”

But, he with a chuckle replied that “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin on his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that; at least no one has done it”; but he took off his coat and he took off his hat, and the first thing we knew he’d begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, without any doubting or quiddit, he started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, there are thousands to prophesy failure; there are thousands to point out to you one by one, the dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin, just take off your coat and go to it; just start to sing as you tackle the thing that “couldn’t be done,” and you’ll do it.

Chris Bevan - Founder of ELeather

Chris Bevan


Take a look at our new factory

ELeather Raises £70M To Meet Strong International Demand

The Bevan Centre is our brand new innovation headquarters. Due to open in 2019, the state-of-the-art factory will provide 4x more production capacity, enabling ELeather to address increasing demands. Read the news story here.

Quality is key

To ensure we produce the highest quality material, ELeather is certified by QAS International to meet the following quality management systems, standards and guidelines:-

CA13596 - ISO 9001:2015
EN1499 - ISO 14001:2015