Why Enviro Hide is a Superior Alternative to Synthetic Leather


In the world of sustainable and eco-friendly materials, Enviro Hide by EmTech stands out as a unique and revolutionary alternative to traditional leather products. This article aims to shed light on how Enviro Hide surpasses synthetic leather in various aspects.


  1. Sustainability: Enviro Hide is a fully circular material, made from recycled leather products and offcuts, eliminating the linear economy, and reducing landfill waste​. On the other hand, synthetic leather, such as bonded leather, is made primarily of ground leather fibers, bonded together with a polyurethane (plastic) mixture, and attached to a paper or fiber backing, which does not fully embrace the circular economy​.

  2. Water Usage: The production process of Enviro Hide uses 90% less water compared to traditional leather production, providing a more eco-friendly solution​​. Synthetic leather production doesn't have such a significant reduction in water usage.

  3. Strength & Durability: Enviro Hide is 20% stronger than split leather and is known for its durability, being lightweight, low maintenance, and long-lasting​. Bonded leather, a common type of synthetic leather, tends to be less durable than natural leather, less flexible, and can crack within a few years of use​.

  4. Versatility: Enviro Hide has multiple applications, from automotive and aviation seats to residential and commercial interior design projects, and it can be made in any length and any color​. Synthetic leather also finds use in various products, but its quality and durability can limit its applications​.

  5. Health and Environment Impact: Enviro Hide meets all Australian Government Standards around harmful chemicals used in manufacturing, making it safe for both humans and the environment​. The production of synthetic leather involves plastic mixtures, which can have potential environmental impacts​​.


With these attributes, Enviro Hide emerges as a superior alternative to synthetic leather, offering enhanced sustainability, decreased water usage, increased strength, versatility, and reduced environmental impact. As we look towards a future that favors sustainability, Enviro Hide is poised to be a game-changer in the industry.