It starts with Nature
New Zealand’s hides have a reputation for reliable high quality with few blemishes, markings or other inconsistencies. The cattle are strong and healthy. It’s no wonder when you look at the beautiful natural environment they grow up in. Some would say it’s the best in the world!
And we respect that
by endeavouring to minimise our impact on the environment through our choice of processing.
At every stage of manufacture we work to design and utilise formulations that minimise the production of waste. Water-based products are used so that we don’t emit the volatile organic compounds associated with solvents.
Testing and research
Constant testing of our product and exploration of new methods is an intergral part of our process.
We maintain ISO 9001:2015 and IMO wheelmark certifications, run an active in-house testing regime and computerised process control to ensure consistent quality.
We follow the guidelines for testing laid down by the industry governing body Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) and the NZ Leather and Shoe Research Association (LASRA).
Industry research participants
To stay at the forefront of innovation, we keep up to date with Research and Development, liaising with selected leading International Chemical supply houses or companies.
As a member of the New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association (LASRA), we actively participate in industry research.
Contact us to find out more about our testing.
The spirit of partnership
Our success depends on our clients success
We work in partnership with our clients to prepare leather to the precise specifications required. For some clients, this may mean leather to levels higher than industry standards. For others, fast delivery, consistent quality over high volumes, or a unique run may be required. Whatever your requirements are, we will seek to understand them fully, honestly describe our performance capability, and deliver on specification.