Your concern is finding a product that meets your project's sustainability efforts and at the same time matches up with your design sensibilities. Until now, there has not been a beautiful, soft and colorful option in the world of high-end leather. And in the evolving world of leather tanning there is not a true mineral-free option that:
Chances are you would love to bring the luxury of leather into your project. Perhaps you are looking for LEED compliant materials. You understand its natural origins and appreciate the fact that leather also is an amazing byproduct of the beef industry. Nothing wears, ages and lasts quite like leather and that is the most basic of sustainability stories.
For years, we've searched to create a leather offering for designers that is truly sustainable - from the animal to the tanning process - and now with Olive Green Leather exclusively from Moore & Giles, the option exists. Olive Green Leather is tanned with a 100% organic tanning agent made of purely aqueous olive leaf extract and is Olivenleder® certified. These olive leaves are a byproduct from olive production.
Moore & Giles’ Olive Green Leather is the most sustainable leather available - from start to finish:
Tanned in Europe on south German hides
Hides are delivered fresh (hides are chilled instead of wetsalted)
Environmental standards of the tanneries are rated GOLD by LWG (Leather Working Group)
“Our tanning agent is recovered from the leaves of the olive tree by using a method similar to brewing tea.” -Thomas Lamparter, wet-green® GmbH