How sustainable tanned leather enables a durable fashion world
In the fashion industry, everybody loves leather - the distinctive look, the luxurious feel and the hard-wearing items – even though leather production processes have always been a battle between quality and sustainability. This has been especially true in the last few years as consumers and ourselves have become increasingly aware of what we are wearing. This has led to increasing demand for high-quality leather that is sustainable at the same time. The sustainable Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ tanning system fully meets this development. It enables the creation of high-quality leather without compromising product quality and usability. It enables tanners to produce all types of metal-free leather to meet standard leather product specifications and more. With this innovative tanning system, frontrunner Stahl is leading the way to a more sustainable fashion world.
Moreover, the award winning Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ system also simplifies the tanning process, resulting in time and energy savings. The use of fewer chemicals, salt and water reduce the environmental impact. Thanks to its pearl white appearance, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ is not only suited for dark-colored leather, but also for white and light colorings that last. On top of that, the tanned leather shows an extremely high skin tolerance. Taking all the product benefits into account, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ is ideal for all kind of applications - from leather jackets, trousers and shoes, to bags, gloves and bracelets. Combined with the leather finishing you want, the possibilities in look and feel are endless.
Aduu Mal project
Stahl teamed up with the Mongolian and Dutch government and several fashion brands to support Mongolian tanneries in becoming more sustainable. The result: Aduu Mal, a new quality label for sustainably produced leather fashion items. One of the key driving forces behind the project is Dutch fashion designer, Hans Ubbink. He is responsible for designing the Aduu Mal collection. The production process for products with this label is as sustainable as possible due to the fact that Stahl has provided training to the tanners about how chrome-free leather can be made using the STAHL EasyWhite Tan™ tanning method.
Watch the video and see how Stahl contributes to sustainable, high fashion.
Fashion designers about Stahl EasyWhite Tan™
The experiences of clients are key to showing the possibilities and results of products. Four international fashion designers share their experiences with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™.
Starting with Hans Ubbink of the eponymous fashion label. This internationally known Dutch designer has always been conscious about the impact of fashion production on the environment. In the video below, he talks about his beliefs and vision for a future-proof fashion industry with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™.
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Marja Baas of MYOMY do good
Marja Baas is the owner of “MYOMY do goods”, a company that designs and produces leather fashion items with a conscious spirit. At the same time, “MYOMY do good” only works with high-quality leather with a natural look. “When we are selecting leather, we look at thickness, consistency, firmness, body and stand. Apart from these quality conditions, we always ask for the best possible option in view of sustainability. We are happy that Stahl developed Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ because it makes it easier for us to give tanneries directions. When we ask for this specific product, we know we will get what we are looking for,” says Marja Baas.
Chantsal Batsaikhan of Nekhii
“We have five factories and 350 employees working with cow, sheep and goat skins. Our company is certified with the Mongolian Eco Mark and, while being modern, Nekhii remains strongly rooted in Mongolian traditions. For a long time, leather production processes were a battle between quality and sustainability," says Chantsal Batsaikhan, manager at Nekhii. “Those days are over thanks to the Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ tanning system. Some tanneries are reluctant to change from traditional methods to Stahl EasyWhite Tan™, which is something Chantsal can relate to. "New things always take time, especially when it comes to new processing that requires retraining of employees. But in this case it isn’t necessary. For me, the most interesting advantage of this tanning system is that it is more sustainable and meets the growing demands for more sustainable leather without compromising on product quality and usability."
For more information about Stahl EasyWhite Tan™:http://www.stahl.com/en/apparel-and-accessories-easywhite-tan.htm
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