We exclusively use vegetable-tanned leather in our products, which is achieved via a chrome-free process without the use of any heavy metals and harmful substances. Vegetable-tanned leather is environmentally friendly and develops a natural patina over time, specific to its owner’s use. This creates a very personal product that evolves uniquely with each consumer.
Olivenleder® is an environmentally friendly vegetable-tanned leather from South-Germany. The independent EPEA institute certified the wet-green® OBE tanning agent with the Cradle-to-Cradle Certificate in Gold. The tanning agent OBE is a plant-based concentrate produced from an aqueous olive leaf extract.
This extract is produced using only a by-product of the olive cultivation industry – the leaves. The olive leaves used for wet-green® usually get burned without any use of the potential resource. OBE tanning agent is completely free of metals and any chemically synthetic reactive tanning agents. Olivenleder® is especially skin-friendly and got awarded with the “Original DERMATEST®” certificate and the “Material Health Platinum”.
Ecopell can be seen as one of the most environmental- and skin-friendly leathers on the market. We think this natural aesthetic should be promoted and this individuality is a sign of quality. Our leather products show authentic, natural marks of an entire cow’s life and are neither embossed nor sealed with plastics.
Ecopell leather has been certified with IVN, Biokreis and ECARF as particularly environmentally- and allergy-friendly. The strict guidelines of the IVN evaluate not only the product but all the related production steps – from stock farming to the tanning process as well as waste-water disposal.