Bright, intense colors developed by Stahl for tanners and designersThe advantages of a responsible production process for shoes & leather goods
Consumers are becoming more and more conscious of the environmental footprint of leather products. At the same time, designer brands and tanners are taking more and more responsibility for what they design and produce. They are looking for alternatives to process leather in the most eco-friendly way possible without compromising on quality and usability.
To meet market demand, and to facilitate designers and tanners, Stahl has developed a variety of great solutions for tanners who want to produce fashionable, durable leather more sustainably. From the beginning of the chain in the beamhouse to finish, with Proviera® – Probiotics for Leather™, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ and Stahl Neo, we can create a more sustainable leather-making process.
Remy Vial, Global Technical Service Manager, explains the advantages of Stahl’s solutions, especially for the leather goods and footwear supply chain: “For top designers it is crucial to meet today’s fashion trends. To create a stylish and durable shoe for example, they have a need for high-quality leather that is produced in a more sustainable way. At the same time intense and bright colors need to be secured. Stahl’s alternative tanning system is perfect for shoe & leather goods manufacturers to achieve high standards and bright colors without compromising on performance, a soft and smooth feel and that typical leather look.”
Stahl consistently aims for the best possible solutions. “We are striving to develop products that have less impact on the environment, like in this particular case with our Stahl Neo range”, he continues. “Stahl Neo is a unique leather finish portfolio that is free of all the substances on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and goes even beyond these guidelines. This extensive portfolio is in line with our ambition to achieve a more transparent and sustainable supply chain.”
Since its launch during the 2016 ACLE fair in Shanghai, the Stahl Neo range has continued to generate interest from tanners and designer brands looking for a more sustainable finishing process.
Make sure to visit Stahl at Booth E2-B05 during the ACLE fair 2018 in Shanghai.