Olive-tanned leather

Ahhh, Olea europaea: the olive. What does this beautiful, tasty little fruit (yep, it’s a fruit) have to do with leather furniture? 

Its leaves are a key ingredient in the processing of our new, more eco-friendly leathers, which uses byproduct from the olive oil industry to naturally tan hides. 

Pictured: Mayer Poufs in Sundance Marigold Leather 

Ahhh, Olea europaea: the olive. What does this beautiful, tasty little fruit (yep, it’s a fruit) have to do with leather furniture? 

Its leaves are a key ingredient in the processing of our new, more eco-friendly leathers, which uses byproduct from the olive oil industry to naturally tan hides. 

Pictured: Mayer Poufs in Sundance Marigold Leather 

How the olive tanning process works:

How the olive tanning process works:

Collection

Fallen olive leaves in the Mediterranean region are collected after olive harvesting for olive oil production, a point at which the leaves would otherwise be burned.

Extraction 

Extract is then created from the olive leaves to create a 100% organic tanning agent for creating durable, beautiful leather.

Natural tanning 

The result is a mineral-free, totally natural  tanning process that uses less energy than chromium tanning, leaves behind no harmful waste, and creates sustainable wages and jobs.

Collection

Fallen olive leaves in the Mediterranean region are collected after olive harvesting for olive oil production, a point at which the leaves would otherwise be burned.

Extraction 

Extract is then created from the olive leaves to create a 100% organic tanning agent for creating durable, beautiful leather.

Natural tanning 

The result is a mineral-free, totally natural  tanning process that uses less energy than chromium tanning does, leaves behind no harmful waste, and creates sustainable wages and jobs.

Pictured: Dekayess Sofa in Sundance Marigold Leather 

Our olive-tanned leather line

Our olive-tanned leathers come from Moore and Giles and are created using their Olivenleder®- certified and cradle to cradle™ GOLD-certified wet-green® technology.

Sundance

100%  Full Grain Leather

Our Sundance Marigold leather is beautifully distressed, waxed and aged. It develops a beautiful patina as time moves on.

Vita

100% Top-Grain Semi-Aniline Leather

Our Vita leathers offer rich, uniform color and a soft, luxurious hand with a supple, drapey texture and matte finish. 

Sundance Marigold 

Vita Arctic White

Vita Anchor

Vita Eggshell

Vita Fossil

Our olive-tanned leather line

Our olive-tanned leathers come from Moore and Giles and are created using their Olivenleder®- certified and cradle to cradle™ GOLD-certified wet-green® technology.

Sundance

100%  Full Grain Leather

Our Sundance Marigold leather is beautifully distressed, waxed and aged. It develops a beautiful patina as time moves on.

Vita

100% Top-Grain Semi-Aniline Leather

Our Vita leathers offer rich, uniform color and a soft, luxurious hand with a supple, drapey texture and matte finish. 

Sundance Marigold 

Vita Arctic White

Vita Anchor

Vita Eggshell

Vita Fossil

Pictured: Dekayess Sofa in Sundance Marigold Leather 

More to learn

Visit our blog for a more in-depth look at leather tanning and sustainability in the leather market at large. 

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More to learn

Visit our blog for a more in-depth look at leather tanning and sustainability in the leather market at large. 

LEARN MORE