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Let's never run out of raw materials

Choose renewable materials and make a conscious choice.

Sustainability is a driving choice in fashion, automotive, furniture and other industries which use materials such as leather. 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?

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Whitepaper ‘Renewability of materials in the leather value chain’

A valuable document for brands in fashion, footwear, furniture and automotive 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

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.

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Bio-based 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.