Sustainability

Return to Nature with Leather

Garrett Leather is sensitive to the natural environment and the impact we make on natural resources. We incorporate responsible behavior in every aspect of day-to-day business. When considering different upholstery materials, leather is an environmentally-friendly option.

 Non-Toxic Composition

  • No conflict minerals
  • No POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants)
  • No PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • No BPA (Bisphenol A)
  • No PBDEs (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers)
  • No plasticizers, heavy metals, or phthalates

 GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified

  • Third-party certified by an independent organization with no vested interest in the products
  • Meets stringent VOC emission standards
  • Promotes healthier indoor air quality
  • Contributes to LEED and BIFMA credits

LEED Point Qualification

  • IEQ Credit 4.5, Low Emitting Materials, Systems, Furniture, and Seating

 BIFMA Point Qualification

  • ANSI/BIFMA X7.1, Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions of Low-emitting Office Furniture and Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA e3, Furniture Sustainability Standard, Sections 7.6.1, 7.6.2, and 7.6.3

 Exceptional Durability

  • Lasts up to five times longer than other upholstery materials
  • Reduces replacement costs and unnecessary waste
  • LeatherShield products offer anti-bacterial protection, stain and water resistance

 Postindustrial Content

  • Leather is a byproduct of the food industry
  • Resources utilized would otherwise become landfill
  • No animal is ever harmed soley for the use of its hide

 Efficient Use of Resources

  • Salt used for preservation is reused
  • Virtually 100% of dyes and other ingredients are absorbed into the leather
  • Remnant water is treated and safe, clean water is returned to the environment
  • Leather has an infinite shelf life with no loss due to degradation
  • Packing materials are made from recycled paper
  • Packaging is collected and reused
  • Scrap leather is donated to schools and to charitable organizations

 

return to nature

Click here for our Return to Nature flyer (PDF 331K)