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Our commitment to sustainability
The planet cannot afford for us to continue the way we are. The world demands change. But consumers still expect luxury.
We’ve been manufacturing an environmentally-friendly alternative to leather since 2007. Transforming leather waste into a luxury material that outperforms traditional leather, and is better for the planet.
Diverting thousands of tonnes of leather from landfill. Reducing carbon emissions by thousands of tonnes. Supplied millions of m² to global brands.
Our data is based on full Lifecycle Assessment. Talk to us for more details.
Our sustainability pillars
To minimise our footprint and help brands achieve their environmental
goals, we focus on three key areas:
Up to 55% recycled content
Up to 75% of all leather hides are wasted. Along with them, the resources used to make them. This can’t go on. ELeather combats waste, recycling leather offcuts into a consistent material that reduces further waste, cutting yield loss to as little as 10%. All produced
under a zero waste to landfill policy.
Over 60% lower CO₂ emissions
The world is ready for change. Limiting our carbon impact has never been more important. Reducing production emissions by over 60% compared to traditional leather. Using 100% renewable electricity.
Over 55% reduction in use of natural resources
We all have a responsibility to preserve the planet’s natural resources. Our unique production process saves 55% of the natural resources used by traditional leather, like land and water. We even recycle 95% of all the water used in manufacturing.
We have been certified to the Recycled Claim Standard from Textile Exchange for our product developments. The current certificate lists the exact material composition in our latest alternative leather material developments for consumer and lifestyle markets. We’ll continue to certify each new product in the future to provide complete transparency and reassurance to our customers. For a copy of the certificate (our scope certificate number is CU1048358), contact us today.
We make sure all raw materials we source meet stringent quality requirements. At present at least 70% of our recycled leather supply comes from sources that are either LWG (Leather Working Group) audited or working towards an award. All our suppliers are required to ensure material does not originate from the Amazonian Biome or other areas of high environmental concern.
ELeather Group has been awarded the Higg certificate by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. The document certifies that ELeather uses the Higg Index to measure and grow its sustainability practice, recognising the company’s strive for continuous improvement in this area.