January 28th 2020 – ELeather, the pioneer of engineered leather, is pleased to announce its inclusion on the Global Cleantech 100 list for sixth consecutive year.

The Cleantech 100 list aims to find the top 100 private companies with the potential to make significant market impact over the next five to ten years. The list is evaluated by a panel of 87 industry experts, including investors and multi-national corporation representatives. Voting is based on each company’s innovation potential, market share and ability to execute its vision. The companies on the list offer the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology.

One of the areas that the Cleantech list celebrates is advanced materials, which commends solutions that improve durability and efficiency as well as decreasing toxicity.

ELeather’s engineered leather meets these criteria and more. Up to 75 per cent of traditional leather is unused and often destined for landfill. The company recognised this and developed a patented manufacturing process that takes the unused leather and combines it using just the power of water. In addition, the process recycles 95 per cent of utilised water.

The result is a high-performance material that is durable, versatile and luxurious. Large-scale uses of engineered leather span across transportation, public spaces and lifestyle markets, as well as athletic footwear. Engineered leather is natural, non-porous, easy to clean and hygienic. It’s also up to five times more durable than traditional types of upholstery used in the transport industry, improving travel experience through better looking, more sustainable and hygienic environments.

“It’s an honour be part of the prestigious global Cleantech 100 list. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do,” said Nico den Ouden, Chief Commercial Officer at ELeather. “Our patented manufacturing process was designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible . I’m proud to see ELeather listed alongside other businesses using exciting and innovative technologies. As consumer interest in clean technology grows, we’re excited to work with new and existing customers and partners to supply advanced materials to an audience looking to make sustainable choices.”

This announcement marks the start of an exciting year for ELeather, as it plans to launch a new aviation product that combines sustainability and performance with an added touch of luxury. In addition, the company will launch a new design-specific brand that will aim to help designers across all markets understand the properties and applications of engineered leather.


The Global Cleantech 100 list was announced at the Cleantech Forum San Francisco, 27-29 January 2020.