Enviro Hide by EmTech is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly material that has received recognition and certifications from prestigious organisations. It has obtained the Global GreenTag PlatinumHEALTH™ HealthRATE™ certification, which confirms its significant contribution in reducing waste, water, and chemical usage. Enviro Hide is a game-changing material that provides a viable alternative to leather. It is fully circular and made from recycled leather products, making it an eco-friendly option that eliminates the linear economy and reduces landfill waste. Additionally, it has been awarded the Good Design Gold Award for exceptional design, innovation, and sustainability, further highlighting its potential to make a significant impact. With these prestigious certifications and awards, Enviro Hide by EmTech stands out as a sustainable and game-changing alternative to traditional leather products.
Award Winning Products
Discover Enviro Hide’s Luscious Recycled Leather – Decor Design Show
Discover EmTech's revolutionary Enviro Hide, a sustainable, award-winning alternative to traditional leather, showcased at the 2023 Green Design Hub at Decor + Design. With a focus on reusing waste and reducing pollution, this fully circular material is made from recycled leather products and offcuts, using 90% less water and being 20% stronger than split leather. Enviro Hide has multiple applications, from automotive and aviation seats to residential and commercial interior design projects. Although currently produced in China, EmTech is working towards local manufacturing in Australia. Experience Enviro Hide for yourself at the Green Design Hub, part of Decor + Design, Australia's longest-running trade event for the interiors industry.Learn More
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The Environmental Issue
The use of harmful chemicals of concern in manufacturing and industry is a proven health and environmental issue not only in Australia and New Zealand but throughout the world. Our governments and health officials have scientifically established comprehensive data about which chemicals are harmful to us and the environment.
With this knowledge and proven data, we must act now to develop tested, reliable and sustainable chemical free materials that can be used in everyday commercial, industrial and consumer products.
Critically, the supply chain from start to finish, must produce consistently chemical safe materials and additionally at end-of-life, these materials must be able to be recycled and re-used to make new products that will not end up in landfill and be harmful to the environment.
The Linear Economy Must be Eliminated
Currently, leather and certain fabric production is not sustainable. At end-of-life these materials cannot be recycled and are discarded as waste. We MUST eliminate this Linear Economy as it is damaging our planet.
Transition to a Sustainable Circular Economy
In our focus to achieve tangible, results based and deliverable solutions, we decided to work on a solution to this world wide problem……our Research & Development team worked tirelessly to find a real, commercially viable alternative.
Enviro Hide by EmTech
After nearly 2 years of research, endless testing of prototype safe manufacturing processes, detailed audits of qualifying manufacturing facilities, in-house design and engineering of customized equipment and machinery, we have developed a unique circular economy material called Envrio Hide by EmTech. The many months of research has been verified by independent, internationally recognized testing labs around composition, performance standards and chemical analysis.
The Primary Attributes
In practical, real terms, Enviro Hide by EmTech looks, feels and performs like genuine leather. It also, as verified by independent internationally recognized test labs LASRA & SGS, meets all Australian Government Standards around harmful chemicals used in manufacturing. Enviro Hide by EmTech is durable, lightweight, soft to the touch, low maintenance and long lasting. It can be made in any length and any colour and doesn’t require cleaning with a detergent based cleaner. More importantly it is sustainable, environmentally friendly and circular.
The production of genuine leather has a huge impact on local waterways because often the ‘run off’ or wastewater from the production process flows untreated into streams and rivers and ultimately the ocean, effecting native flora & fauna. Enviro Hide by EmTech uses 90% less water in the production process as compared to leather.
Enviro Hide by EmTech is 70% of the weight of equivalent ‘size’ split leather
Less wastage in manufacturing of consumer products, as 100% of Enviro Hide by EmTech can be used again
Hand-feel is extremely close to leather
The Production process uses 90% less water than traditional leather production
Tearing strength is 20% stronger than split leather
Science-based Validation From Accredited Testing Labs
The Finshed Product
Enviro Hide by EmTech
So to summarise, Enviro Hide by EmTech provides a fully circular, sustainable alternative to leather. It can be used across multiple manufacturing industry groups from the automobile industry, transport, aviation, government procurement, commercial office and building fit-outs to the footwear and clothing industries. It uses 90% less water than traditional leather production, is 20% stronger than split leather, it eliminates harmful waste from the manufacturing process, eliminates the necessity to use toxic chemicals which are harmful for us and the environment and most importantly, is a fully recycled material that can be used again and again and again. Let’s protect our planet and our children’s future together!