RePost - For the LOVE of Leather, Reason 6 - It's Environmental

As we gear up for Earth Day next week, everyone at Townsend has the environment on our mind.  So we couldn’t help but to remember back, to just over a year ago, one of our most popular blog posts.

The post below is a In Case You Missed It / Re-Share / RePost.  Originally posted back in February of 2014 as a part of our ever popular “For the LOVE of Leather” Series.

The “FTLOL” Series was a daily exploration throughout the month of love (February) to explore and express a new reason to LOVE leather.  It serves as an inspiration for loving leather, but also as a handy tool of leather facts and tidbits.  You can see the full series here: Townsend Leather’s For The Love Of Leather

And the repost of our Environmental reason to love leather below…

For The LOVE of Leather_6_Environmental

Reason 6 in our month long love-fest of leather.

Today’s reason,
“I love knowing I am making a sound choice for the environment.”


Townsend Leather is produced from cowhides that are sourced and tanned in Europe, then dyed & finished at our facility in the USA. Tanning converts cattle hides from an otherwise unusable byproduct of meat production into high quality leather. This keeps hides out of the waste stream. The tanning process is tightly regulated in Europe to assure minimal impact on the environment.  The dyeing & finishing processes that convert the unadorned tanned hide into the beautiful colors and textures of Townsend Leather are also closely regulated in the US. Townsend employs no hazardous retanning chemicals and uses a complete water-based finishing system in all of its manufacturing. Townsend takes pride in our green efforts.

Not only is Townsend’s leather a sound choice for the environment, but Townsend as a company is a sound choice for the environment as well.  With our active Green Team always at the ready, (see Earth Week and Clean-Up Event), and our company wide commitment to making the best environmental choices we can.  Striving to make a positive environmental impact.

Townsend’s “Green” Statement

Check back every day this month for many more reasons to love leather.

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