VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER
Chrome-Free And Metal Free By-Products of Food
Our outsoles are made with chrome-free and metal-free leather vegetable tanned leather from a tannery which has been audited against the Leather Working Group Environmental Auditing Protocol and is classified as Category C - Raw Hide/Skin to Finished Leather Issue 6.7.0.
Leather Working Group provides a path to a more responsible and transparent leather supply chain through their audit standards. The LWG certification has been developed with input from key actors in the supply chain to promote best practice in a facility's performance across environmental, social and governance considerations.
The audit certification process assesses the environmental performance and compliance of leather manufacturing facilities (also known as tanneries). The standard is used to assess leather manufacturers on the following aspects: water and energy usage, solid waste and effluent management, air and noise emissions, traceability, health and safety, chemical management, restricted substances, compliance and chromium VI (CrVI) management.
Our chrome-free leather comes from the best region in all of Italy and historical tannery known for the highest quality of leather, excellence and expertise for this type of treatment.
ITALIAN EXCELLENCE AND KNOW-HOW
The ancient tradition and culture of vegetable tanning was invented in the early 1900’s in Italy and has been a craft of trade for centuries. The tannery which we work with embraces this method as a more sustainable approach to leather production.
Leather Working Group (LWG) is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to driving excellence in sustainable leather production. Since 2005, we have represented diverse global membership, including over 1,800 businesses across the footwear, apparel and upholstery sectors today.