A Classic Restoration with a Sustainable Twist: EmTech's Enviro Hide Transforms a Jaguar MK2

In the world of classic car restoration, tradition often reigns supreme. But what if we could combine the timeless appeal of a classic car with the forward-thinking principles of sustainability? That's exactly what we've achieved with the help of John Skinner Ltd, a UK-based company specialising in interior trim and upholstery for classic cars.

The Project

The project was a restoration of a Jaguar MK2, a classic model that embodies the elegance and power of the Jaguar brand. The owner of the car, David Baggs, CEO of Global Green Tag, wanted to ensure that the restoration was not only true to the original design but also aligned with his commitment to environmental sustainability.

This is where EmTech's Enviro Hide came in. Enviro Hide is a unique material that looks, feels, and performs like genuine leather but is made from recycled leather products. It's a fully circular product, eliminating the linear economy where products end up in landfills and harm the environment.

The Partnership

John Skinner Ltd, with their expertise in classic car upholstery, was the perfect partner for this project. They embraced the challenge of working with Enviro Hide, applying their traditional craftsmanship to this innovative material. The result was a beautifully upholstered Jaguar MK2 that not only looked and felt luxurious but also had a significantly reduced environmental impact.

The Outcome

The restored Jaguar MK2 is a testament to what can be achieved when tradition meets innovation. The car retains its classic appeal, with the Enviro Hide upholstery adding a touch of modern luxury. More importantly, it stands as a powerful example of sustainable restoration, demonstrating that we can enjoy the things we love without compromising our commitment to the environment.

Looking Ahead

This project has shown that sustainable materials like Enviro Hide have a place in the world of classic car restoration. We're excited about the possibilities this opens up for future projects. If you're interested in learning more about Enviro Hide or exploring its potential for your own restoration project, we'd love to hear from you.