Using a byproduct to tan a byproduct, the leather in this collection has been created from fallen olive leaves in the Mediterranean region that have been collected and processed in compliance with socially sustainable standards.

Olive Tanned Leather
The
World’s Most
Sustainable
Leather.
Using a byproduct to tan a byproduct, the leather in this collection has been created from fallen olive leaves in the Mediterranean region that have been collected and processed in compliance with socially sustainable standards.

THE INTERSECTION OF
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY

The Olive Tanning Process

Collecting the Olive Leaves

Olive leaves are a byproduct of olive production. These olive leaves are typically burned, but now are collected in the Mediterranean region in an effort to make use out of what is traditionally discarded.

Crafting The Tanning Agent

These collected olive leaves are then brewed like a tea to create a natural tanning agent. This non-toxic olive leaf extract is 100% organic & mineral free.

Tanning The Hides

Select hides are then soaked in this tanning agent to create a natural leather product in a broad spectrum of colors and styles.

Crafting Sustainable Luxury

Ideal for furnishings, accessories, and designer-focused applications in residential, hospitality and commercial projects where the most sustainable leather, from start to finish, is desired.

The Olive Tanning Process

Collecting the Olive Leaves

Olive leaves are a byproduct of olive production. These olive leaves are typically burned, but now are collected in the Mediterranean region in an effort to make use out of what is traditionally discarded.

Crafting The Tanning Agent

These collected olive leaves are then brewed like a tea to create a natural tanning agent. This non-toxic olive leaf extract is 100% organic & mineral free.

Tanning The Hides

Select hides are then soaked in this tanning agent to create a natural leather product in a broad spectrum of colors and styles.

Crafting Sustainable Luxury

Ideal for furnishings, accessories, and designer-focused applications in residential, hospitality and commercial projects where the most sustainable leather, from start to finish, is desired.

The Collection

Aspen
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Crafted in Germany from premium hides, Aspen is an award-winning leather. Marked by an exquisitely soft hand and beautiful pronounced grain, it is a pure aniline, heavier weight leather that exudes casual elegance. After tanning, hides are left in their natural, open-pored state and then finished using real beeswax. The end result is a leather with an expressive surface and velvety hand that will develop a striking patina with wear and with age.

Available in 4 Colors

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Madrid
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Crafted in Spain in a palette of rich, saturated colors, Madrid is a wet-green® tanned leather with a natural aesthetic that shows off all of the inherent markings and unique characteristics of the hides. After tanning, hides are finished with natural oils with water-soluble lacquer bases to achieve a brilliant polished surface and eye-catching color transparency that immediately draws you in. Madrid is part of our Olive Green Collection and is Declare, Red List free.

Available in 4 Colors

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Terra
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Crafted in Spain in a palette of bright and vivid colors, Terra is a wet-green® tanned leather with a more natural aesthetic that showcases all of the inherent characteristics of the hides. After tanning, hides undergo a natural, open-air drying process and are then finished with natural oils with water-soluble lacquer bases. The end result is a vibrant leather with a soft, drapey hand and a stunning polished surface.

Available in 8 Colors

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Eden
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The first of Moore & Giles’ Olive Green Leathers, Eden is crafted with wet-green® organic tanning agent – made from pure olive leaf extract. The World’s First Leather to receive a Declare Label. Eden is a wet-green® tanned leather that uses fallen olive leaves to tan the hides. Eden is an exquisite full-grain semi-aniline leather designed on the finest selection of South German raw material. Eden offers rich uniform color and a soft, luxurious hand while the surface showcases a supple, drapey texture and a sophisticated matte finish. The Olive Green Collection was the winner IIDA/HD Product Design Competition – 2017

Available in 8 Colors

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Aspen

Madrid

Terra

Eden

“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
Sustainable,
Start to Finish.

Olive Tanned Leather uses 100 percent natural wet-green® technology in the tanning process to achieve mineral-free tanning. wet-green® tanning extract is made from fallen olive leaves, much like making tea.These olive leaves are a byproduct of olive production.

Traditionally, these leaves are burned but now are collected in the Mediterranean region which creates a sustainable wage for many adults. The wet-green Olive tanning agent has received a cradle to cradle gold certification and a Material Health Platinum rating.

“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
Sustainable, Start to Finish.

Olive Tanned Leather uses 100 percent natural wet-green® technology in the tanning process to achieve mineral-free tanning. wet-green® tanning extract is made from fallen olive leaves, much like making tea.These olive leaves are a byproduct of olive production.

Traditionally, these leaves are burned but now are collected in the Mediterranean region which creates a sustainable wage for many adults. The wet-green Olive tanning agent has received a cradle to cradle gold certification and a Material Health Platinum rating.

The Highest Possible Standard

Select leathers in our Olive Tanned Collection are the world's first and only leathers to have received a Declare Red-List Free Label

The Highest Possible Standard

The Leather in our Olive Tanned Collection are the world's first and only leathers to have recieved a Declare Red-List Free Label

Biodegradable

100% Natural

Hides + Tanning Agent

LEED Compliant

Red List Free

The Highest Possible Standard

a globally award-winning technology

Cradle to Cradle product innovator Award 2015 · SEA – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award 2015 · Launch Nordic Winner 2015 · IIDA/HD Product Design Competition Winner 2017
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