ELeather, a producer of sustainable, engineered leather that is used in airport seating solutions, has been awarded Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) certification by independent third party Control Union Certifications, giving assurance to customers that the latest ELeather materials contain a substantial portion of recycled leather.
The RCS is used as a chain of custody to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain and is an independent external validation of the manufacturer’s claims. The standard verifies the presence, sources and amount of recycled material in a final product.
ELeather collects unused ‘offcuts’ that would usually end up in landfill and transforms them into a material suitable for use on anything from airport and airline seating to luxury handbags, shoes and even pet accessories.
“Since our engineered leather production began in 2007, we have recycled over 7,000 metric tons of leather waste – that’s the weight of 16 Boeing 747s,” said John Kennedy, ELeather CEO. “Over the last year or two, we have seen a large increase in the number of leading brands choosing to work with us, as they see the very close alignment of our sustainability roadmap to theirs. Our focus on being data driven, authentic and transparent resonates well with their values and the ever-increasing expectations of their customers.”
ELeather’s sustainability roadmap is focused on delivering high-performing materials with a significant recycled content and lower environmental footprint. ELeather materials contain up to 55% recycled leather. The RCS certificate details the material composition of ELeather’s latest material developments for consumer and lifestyle markets and the company will continue to certify each new product to provide complete transparency and reassurance.
To find out more about ELeather’s commitment to the environment, visit the company’s sustainability page.