LAUNCH Materials

Heinz-Peter Germann : Wet-green

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Natural leather tanning with olive leaves

THE PROBLEM

Conventional chemical tanning agents for leather are mainly based on non-renewable resources, like chromium(III)-salts or glutardialdehyde. The production and application of these chemicals can cause severe environmental damage, as well as inflicting health problems to humans and animals.

THE INNOVATION

Wet-green® tanning system is a 100% organic leather tanning agent made of purely aqueous olive leaf extract. These olive leaves are otherwise a waste product from olive production.

THE VISION

To scale this game changing solution of nonchemical leather tanning to 40% of the leather market, thereby protecting leather workers, users and the environment at the same time.