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Is your leather environmentally safe?Updated a year ago

Many people consider the leather/tannery industry to be very bad for the environment with their use of chrome dyes and lots of tanning chemicals. We choose to work only with US-based tanneries that must comply with strict EPA regulations and safe working conditions.

For example, our suppliers voluntarily submit to industry audits that look at many factors, including water and energy usage, traceability, and effluent treatment (the list is pages long). In fact, our tanneries continually improve their waste streams and have full-time chemists that work on this regularly. 

However, the chrome concern is unfounded if the tanning process is completed correctly. 

The issue here is when chrome is not taken up into the leather - this is easy to measure and is done so daily during the tanning process.

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