Fashion and Footwear Free of Hazardous Chemicals

Make the shift towards green chemistry & materials

Unlike food and beverages, footwear and fashion items do not come with an ingredient list. Maybe they should?

Hazardous or heavy metal chemicals are potentially harmful for workers, consumers and the environment. The industry is working hard to remove hazardous chemicals from the supply chain and to make the shift towards green chemistry. Are you?

Discover Zeology Leather

Discover Zeology tanned leather: chrome free, heavy metal free and aldehyde free leather without compromising on leather performance. It is the eco-friendly and truly sustainable choice for your footwear, fashion items, car interiors, furniture and more.

The biodegradable RE:SUEDE sneaker by PUMA made with Zeology leather:

Zeology, the certified green choice for leather goods

Leather tanned with Zeology is the green choice for your leather goods. Nera is proud to be awarded the ToxFMD Screened Chemistry® Certificate for our tanning agent Zeology, an important validation of the sustainability of our innovation.

Zeology enables you to create compostable, biodegradable and circular footwear, leather items, car interiors and more.

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Pim Wilgenburg, Business Director Nera

“With Zeology, Nera supports brands at realizing their chrome free leather objectives while maintaining or further improve on leather quality.”

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What is Screened Chemistry®?

Screened Chemistry® is the concept of identifying safer alternatives whilst eliminating hazardous chemicals.  A Screened Chemistry® approach is critical for ensuring that human health and environmental impacts are fully evaluated before adopting alternative chemistries and in doing so avoiding regrettable substitutions.

Screened Chemistry® is used by a variety of brands (such as H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., Nike Inc. and C&A).

Everything you need to know about Zeology

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See and feel leather made with Zeology at Lineapelle

A number of our partner tanneries are exhibiting sustainable leather tanned with Zeology. Find out where you have to be!

PUMA develops biodegradable RE:SUEDE sneaker with Zeology

PUMA has developed an experimental version of its most iconic sneaker to test for a product to make it biodegradable. The RE:SUEDE is made from Zeology tanned suede.

Anya Hindmarch X Zeology