Alternatives to leather

For patches, leather is a classic and widely used material. However, ethical and environmental concerns are prompting brands to seek non-animal alternatives. Leather production raises concerns such as animal welfare and the use of hazardous chemicals in the tanning process. Leather alternatives are often made from synthetic materials, which may also raise concerns about the use of hazardous chemicals during production.

We have explored a range leather alternatives available for trims and created NON:LEATHER: A collection of material options as viable alternatives to real leather, including in-depth material information to enable informed choices. From basic to high-end, standard to innovative, our range provides a variety of options with distinct characteristics and aesthetics. Explore our selection to discover the versatility and style that complements your preferences.

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Nilorn has published its annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance programs and accomplishments to date.

The new report highlights continued progress in a number of areas including:

  • 95% renewable sourced electricity in our own office and production units (incl. RECs).
  • Continuing to make progress together with our clients moving to more preferred materials, reaching 45% of recycled polyester and 61% FSC™ paper.
  • Achieving the target for reduction of air transportation and introduction of our internal Freight Handling Solution, supporting operational efficiency and decision-making.
  • Strengthening the responsible supply chain practices and implementing a platform to enhance transparency and traceability.

“We believe our products play a key role in the transition of the fashion and textile industry; through carrying legally required labelling, guidance and recommendations, they support consumers in making informed choices. This report demonstrates the achievements our team is making, all aimed at being ”More Fit for the Future.”

Anna-Karin Wårfors, Sustainability Manager

The 2023 Sustainability Report is available here >>