Automotive Leather

Chrome free, heavy metal free and aldehyde free

Zeology Automotive Leather for your car interior.
The truly sustainable choice.


The automotive industry is fast, high-expecting and superior quality is key. The choice for car interiors is often leather, because of the aesthetic appeal and premium quality. Car upholstery needs to be durable and resistant to wear and tear, fading and stains. That makes leather the logic material choice for car interiors and car seats.

Leather is a very long-lasting material, it can be repaired and it is made from a by-product of the meat and diary industry. With these qualities leather has the ability to fit in a circular economy. It is important however, how leather is made and what chemicals are being used.

The demand for chrome free and metal free leather is growing rapidly. That is why, we offer Zeology leather, chrome free, heavy metal free and aldehyde free.

Automotive leather… is it chrome free?

Are you looking to source sustainable leather for your car brand? Ask your leather manufacturer if the leather they are supplying is chrome free and free of other heavy metals. Most leathers are chrome tanned. As the name suggests, chrome tanning involves adding a small amount of chromium (chromium III) in the form of chrome mineral salts. Chromium III is a safe substance and most people are not aware of the fact that chromium is even an essential part of our daily diet. Still, chrome tanning is not the best option for the environment.

The demand for chrome free and metal free leather is growing rapidly. That is why, we offer Zeology leather, chrome free, heavy metal free and aldehyde free.

Discover Zeology Leather for your car brand

  • It is chrome-, aldehyde- & heavy metal-free
  • Excellent physical properties and leather performance
  • Numerous environmental advantages
  • You can offer your customer a product made of sustainably tanned leather

Contribute to more sustainable car interior designs and tap into what consumers are willing to buy, at the same time. Why wait?

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The sustainable choice for automotive leather

Zeology leather delivers both sustainability benefits and superior leather performance. Zeology-tanned leather is unsurpassed in characteristics such as grain tightness, physical leather properties, lightfastness and heat-resistance. In addition, its bright white color, enables white leather, and lighter and brighter colors than were ever possible before. All of this gives car interior designers more freedom to create the most exciting sustainable premium leather car interior, without compromising on leather performance and appearance.

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Premium tanneries around the world are working with Zeology and provide customers with chrome free leather. Are you looking for a supplier of sustainable Zeology tanned leather? Contact us and we will connect you with one of our partners.

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