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 solely for the use of its hide

European Sourced Hides

  • Our products are from farmed animals in Europe and do not contribute to the destruction of rainforests in South America
  • The use of artificial hormones is prohibited in Europe. Animals graze on grass in open fields and grow at natural rates

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

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