The leather revolution starts in Le Marche
How to combine environmental protection and the commercial needs of a tanning business? The winning formula has been found by the Marche-based Nuvolari tannery, a benefit company based in Monte Urano (FM).
An innovative SME led by entrepreneur Sara Santori, it is a pioneer in experimenting with tanning methods with the lowest heavy metal content, while at the same time enhancing the traditional nature of leather.
Among Nuvolari's various products, Nature-L® stands out, an exclusive line of biodegradable compostable and, from 2020, carbon-neutral animal leathers that fully comply with the circular economy cycle: 'During the Covid period,' Sara Santori explains, 'we continued to do research, investing in the development and refinement of this line of products that are in great demand on the market.
Nature-L® is a registered trademark, born in 2019 thanks to fruitful teamwork between Tanneria Nuvolari and its partner chemical laboratories. "The first product in this series was the lining and, over time, we have created a wide range of articles for footwear (lining and upper), clothing and leather goods," Sara Santori continues. "Our leathers are mainly from sheep and goats and are all industrialised, ready to be inserted into the production process.
Nature-L® leathers are certified for biodegradability and compostability criteria according to ISO 14855 and 20136, as well as for colourfastness, tear, light and heat resistance and durability.
So, are we close to having completely environmentally sustainable bags and shoes? "The levels of sustainability and circularity of a finished product depend on many factors. In the meantime, we put our skin on!".