QUALITY

A drive for best, permeates everything we do, as shown by our continued focus and success at receiving AS9100 certification. 

The highest level of aviation standards, AS9100, is based on ISO 9001 with even more quality and safety requirements. Since 2012 Townsend Leather has been striving for the highest of excellence through continuous improvement with AS9100 Certification.    

We accept only the finest hides and skins from partner tanneries around the world. These select hides are then regraded to our standards. 

Our experienced craftspeople inspect and certify excellence throughout the entire manufacturing process in adherence to the most stringent requirements.   If your order needs to meet the highest of standards, Townsend is the manufacturer to rely on.  Let us know your specific quality requirements, info@townsendleather.com

Every order undergoes comprehensive testing to assure compliance with industry quality standards and to our own internal standards that we have set to ensure our customers’ complete satisfaction. 

We understand that our customers’ customers have discerning tastes and require the most premium quality available. We work with designers to create custom colors, textures, sheens, and patterns for one-of-a-kind specialty applications.

Our quality is the finest in the world, starting with the best raw material available, and from there, every aspect is controlled by Townsend Leather to ensure the end application looks and feels as beautiful as possible.

Every order is thoroughly tested in our own laboratory to ensure it meets or exceeds industry performance standards. Retaining formulas and retainer cuttings of each order allows us to control dye lot variation and provide matches to previous dye lots from year to year.

Townsend’s pledge to the highest quality ideals is evident in our SATRA and AATCC memberships.  

For over 100 years, SATRA has been the leading technical authority for footwear and leather.  Townsend is a certified member of SATRA’s program and utilizes its wealth of knowledge and skills in our daily practices.  

As a Silver AATCC member, www.aatcc.org/members/corporate-list/Townsend, Townsend joins a prestigious list of members who are passionate about textile chemistry and quality.  Since 1921 “The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has developed the test methods the textile industry uses to ensure product quality.  AATCC products allow you to maintain and run a standardized testing environment to assist you in reaching world-class reliability.”

On August 14, 2012, Townsend Leather was granted the official Certificate of Registration from Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc., certifying its compliance with the standards set forth. Audits confirming ongoing conformance are conducted each year. Townsend Leather is in conformance with ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D
in respect to the following scope: The Production and Service of Quality Leather Products and Cut Sets of Leather. This certification pertains directly to the Aviation Industry.

Townsend Leather worked internally to achieve the requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry, as well as civil & military aviation requirements, set forth by the quality standards of AS9100. Our experienced craftspeople are required to inspect and certify excellence, throughout the entire manufacturing process in adherence to the stringent requirements of AS9100. Every order undergoes comprehensive testing to assure compliance with industry quality standards and to our own internal standards that we have set to ensure our customers’ complete satisfaction.

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2020 Quality Standards - Townsend Leather
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