Responsible Water Management Drives Automotive Tanneries

Did you know that the leather on your car seat is not only supremely comfortable but supremely hard-wearing too? From the day-to-day demands of you getting in and out, to occasional food or coffee spillages and even the effects of UV light from the sun, leather outperforms other materials by miles. Take a look at our short video to find out more.


Wear And Tear? No Problem For Genuine Leather!

Did you know that the leather on your car seat is not only supremely comfortable but supremely hard-wearing too? From the day-to-day demands of you getting in and out, to occasional food or coffee spillages and even the effects of UV light from the sun, leather outperforms other materials by miles. Take a look at our short video to find out more.


Leather’s Natural Flame Retardancy Makes It Ideal For Car Interiors

Among the many reasons to choose leather for car seats, perhaps safety is not the first one you think of. But thanks to leather’s natural flame retardancy, it is far more suited to the role than other materials. With a very high ‘flash point’ (when a material catches fire), leather is the ideal seat covering in emergencies. Take a look at our short video to find out more.


Leather Has Excellent Tensile Strength

Leather is a material, built out of natural fibers. Like the animal skin it originally was, it is made to move, stretch, and endure. One of the properties in which leather excels is its tensile strength. Find out in the video below, what that means and why it is so important for the lifetime of the car seats you use every day.


A Modern Tannery Is A State-Of-The-Art Facility

The leather industry has, for decades, been at the forefront of innovation in sustainable technologies. It has helped manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint, but also produce leathers that are eco-friendlier produced and free of VOCs. Yet, the public image of tanneries is often very different.

When you think of a leather tannery, you are likely to have an image in your mind of an open pit filled with liquid. Hides are hanging from racks around these as workers in shorts and t-shirts handle the substances used to produce leather. And that’s as far from the truth as it gets in how leather today is produced in safe, state-of-the-art facilities, yet for unclear reasons, media reports keep featuring pictures of tourist attractions or third-world facilities. Let’s see what a modern tannery looks like.


Stop using leather? Let's do the math

We consume a lot of meat globally and a large part of that is sourced from cattle. If we would stop making leather today, what would happen? If we completely switched to vegan leather and other alternative materials, this animal by-product would still be here. This video shows the numbers and what impact this would have on our global waste pile. Find out more in this article about the use of food industry leftovers in our car interiors and many other applications.


Real Leather Is All About The Grain

There are many products that are labeled as leather these days. Not all of those truly contain any leather, and that is a concerning development. After all, leather is an ancient craft product, made from a natural by-product of our food system. Where can you really see the difference? Well, with leather it is all about the grain.


Discover The True Story Of Leather

One 4 Leather was founded with the purpose in mind to share factual information about leather. Insights on how it's made, where it comes from, and how it uses waste material and turns it into a valuable by-product. This video tells the story of the big 'why' behind our platform. If you're curious to learn more about One 4 Leather, make sure to find out more on this page.