DESIGN: ECCO Leather
MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY
To evolve the leather processing industry addresses all aspects of the innovation spectrum: Ideas, deep knowledge, stamina and visionary thinking. By totally removing the 20 liters of water used per hide in the tanning, Ecco Leather achieves less contaminated waste water, minimizes sludge buildup and lowers the amount of heat and tanning solutions that are needed. DriTan is easy to put into practice and immediately removes 500 tons of tanning auxiliaries per year from their own facilities. This is a crucial step in a long series of actions to make leather production more and more sustainable.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
DriTan™ is a water-reduced leather tanning that does not compromise the final product performance or characteristics. A new standard in leather tanning, when it comes to water consumption during the process.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
The DriTan™ leathers can be implemented across any shoe without compromising the benefits or credibility of traditionally tanned leather.
The ECCO DriTan™ collection shows how the ECCO-owned tanneries are driving world-leading innovation around sustainability in leather production. A water-reduced leather tanning as an innovation for sustainability.
The re-imagined way of tanning saves 1 liter of water per pair of shoes and across the four gold leaf rated beam houses globally. The eventual aim is to create a saving of 25 million liters of water a year, by the end of 2020. That is approximately 100 million drinking glasses a year!
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