Sandra Di Mauro

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Sandra Di Mauro

Tell us about your work environment. What does it look like? And what are your responsibilities at Royal Smit & Zoon?

My work environment is at the laboratory. This is for me a perfect playground to experiment with Zeology. I am working within Nera team, together developing new formulations and improving existing processes. My role is crucial in the characterization of the so called Zeo-white and unravelling the mistery of how Zeolite interacts with collagen.

Royal Smit & Zoon is driven by a purpose. To make the leather value chain environmentally & socially sustainable. What is your purpose? What gives you energy in your job?

What fuels my passion is understanding the behavior of collagen and to radically change the leather industry with more sustainable solutions.

I am driven by the purpose of improving the life of people who daily touch and produce leather at tanneries. I want all workers to live longer on this planet and enjoy their families, friends and pets.

Sandra Di Mauro
Senior Product Development Engineer


At Royal Smit & Zoon, we love leather. What is your favorite leather item?

My favorite leather item is a pair of earrings, made with small trims of leather recycled from production. These earrings mean so much to me, as they were given just before I started working in a tannery.

I love the earrings because it opens up the conversation when people compliment them. I always take the chance to talk about leather and share the solutions of how the leather supply chain can be more sustainable. Can’t wait to replace the chrome leather on them for Zeo White leather 🙂

Who are you going to pass the baton to?

Vera Komin

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