Olive Green Leather June 09, 2016

Katherine Spencer-Matthews

 

Via Moore & Giles

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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 colourful 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:

  1. uses a true natural byproduct to tan the leather
  2. requires less water and energy to produce

Chances are you would love to bring the luxury of leather into your project. 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. These olive leaves are a byproduct from olive production.

MOORE & GILES’ OLIVE GREEN LEATHER IS THE MOST SUSTAINABLE LEATHER AVAILABLE - FROM START TO FINISH:

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The Hides 

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)

The Tanning

Olive Green 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 they are burned and now their collection in the Mediterranean region creates a sustainable wage for many adults

wet-green® received a cradle to cradle™ GOLD certification and enables the production of biodegradable leather

wet-green® received a PLATINUM Material Health Rating

Olive Green leather is tanned with wet-green® - a globally award winning technology:

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Cradle to Cradle product innovator Award 2015 | SEA – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award 2015 | Launch Nordic Winner 2015

 

“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

Olive Green Leather is perfect for furniture in residential & commercial/public areas, automotive and aviation.

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Introducing Eden

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Colours | Row Top to Bottom, Left to Right | Acorn | Bark | Dove | Eggshell | Fossil | Glacier | Lava | Moss | Mulberry | Ochre | River

For samples please email; Showroom@altfield.com

 

  • Produced with olive leaf extract | wet-green® tanning agent
  • 100% Natural | hides + tanning agent
  • wet-green® tanned hides | Completely biodegradable | iso 14855-1
  • Created from fallen and pruned olive leaves from the Mediterranean region that have been collected and processed in compliance with socially sustainable standards and wages for adult workers.
  • wet-green® tanning agent | Cradle to Cradle certified - GOLD
  • Ideal for applications in residential and commercial/public areas, automotive, aviation and marine.

 

You can find all this information along with the full Moore and Giles leather range over on their website - CLICK HERE