Let's never run out of raw materials

Use renewable materials for leather processing

Renewability is one of the building blocks of sustainability. But what does renewability mean? How can it be measured and how can it contribute to lowering your environmental impact as a brand or tannery? Learn more by downloading our whitepaper and product brochure.

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Renewability range

Discover our bio-based product range and ecoSimplicity tool to improve your leather recipe and processes towards more renewability and sustainability.

Whitepaper ‘Renewability of materials in the leather value chain’

A valuable document for brands and leather experts to learn about the concept of renewability and zoom in on the renewability of leather, also in comparison to alternative materials.

renewability whitepaper

renewability whitepaper

Whitepaper ‘ecoSimplicity’

We help you create real impact and maximize environmental benefits by optimizing an entire leather recipe with our ecoSimplicity tool and bio-based solutions.

renewability whitepaper

renewability whitepaper

Let’s never run out of raw materials

The main driver of using bio-based and renewables is to avoid resource depletion. Moreover, it absorbs and stores CO2 (until its disposal) and thus lowers CO2 emission. Royal Smit & Zoon uses a wide range of classical and new innovative, bio-based ingredients for its products. Learn more

How can we help you?

We can offer advice and technical support to tanneries optimizing their leather recipes and processing on renewability. For brands we assist in the sourcing process and aligning sustainability goals with material possibilities.

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Read more about renewability

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Bio-based materials vs renewable: what is the difference?

The term “renewable” has a broader meaning referring not only to source of materials but also to source of energy. Bio-based solutions are a way to achieve higher renewability.

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Leather, a renewable material

Leather starts with a hide or skin, which is a natural material and 100% bio-based. By using products in the leather making process with a high level of bio-based content, the level of renewability of the material remains high.

Renewability and sustainability in the leather industry

As the world is focusing on how our economies are and the impact of the raw material and shipping issues, Royal Smit & Zoon does see more attention to actually define what are renewability and sustainability in chemicals and process.