The traditional leather industry is polluting and very energy intensive. Raw skins, often imported from distant countries, have to undergo numerous, lengthy processing operations before reaching the stage of tanned skins, intended for use.
The surplus of downgraded skins is crushed and then agglomerated to become low-end reconstituted or synthetic leather (called "recycled leather") - a process that wastes as much material as energy for a low quality result.
The idea of "upcycling" was the answer! The principle is simple: offering a second life to the existing leather stock, by minimizing processing, limiting the consumption of resources (raw materials, water, energy, etc.) and the production of waste as much as possible.
The objective is the creation of quality products by upgrading downgraded skins. We improve appearance and texture using innovative and energy-efficient techniques.
To do this, we carefully select skins in order to assess the options and identify the improvements to be made. This is followed by the re-tanning, dyeing and finishing processes to guarantee you a totally upcycled, sustainable, resistant and aesthetic product.
We put all our expertise to work on ensuring a better use for these otherwise neglected skins.