Leather manufacturing industries generate a lot of solid waste. On average, 50% of the initial raw material is waste when making a leather product. The process of making leather into a workable and versatile materials require lots of water and chemicals and if not disposed correctly, it can contaiminate and harm our earth. Manufacturers created a new type of sustainable leather and it is becoming a trend for the future.
By recycling and reusing leather scraps and offcuts, this reduces the demand for virgin leather and the harmful production process it requires. Leather scraps can be collected from furniture, shoes and old garments. After that the leather is mulched into schreds, combined with water and mixed rubber and wood bark to form a leather pulp. The pulp is then formed into a sheet and mechanically processed to the required sized, color or different texture (different leather grains). With the amount of new recycled leather we can create brand new eco-friendly products, which Ecovella our brand is creating recycled handbags and accessories.