The natural „Cognac“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The natural „Mocca“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The colour variation „Charcoal“ uses no harsh chemicals.
Simply elegant, monochrome material with a smooth feel and a light surface texture made from upcycled tobacco scrap. Designed to meet the demands of leather manufacturing.
- Leather like surface texture
- Affordable alternative
The natural „Connecticut Cognac“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The natural „Brazilian Mocca“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The colour variation „Connecticut Charcoal“ uses no harsh chemicals.
Uniquely natural, luxury material, that through a hand crafted surface layer showcases the heritage of the finest quality cigar tobacco.
- alternative to snake skin leather
- natural light tobacco sent
The natural „Carrara“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The natural „Charcoal“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The colour variation „Salvia“ uses no harsh chemicals.
The colour variation „Mauve“ uses no harsh chemicals.
Product release 2022
Essential // Minerals
Versatile and playful the monochrome leather replacement with a smooth feel and a light surface texture available in light and brigth colors. Designed to meet the demands of leather manufacturing.
- Different surface textures possible
- Affordable alternative
Natural inspiration meets innovation – What all our products have in common
- 100% natural (no PU or PVC)
- from renewable resources
- positive carbon footprint
- transparent supply chain
- DIN tested and durable
- different characteristics and colors
- natural characteristic
- pleasant to work with
- competitive pricing
- available by the running meter as of 2022
Production and processing
What’s inside Releaf leather alternative.
The luxurious, leather-like feel of Releaf material is based on a carefully executed and patented process. Our Releaf Material is 100% natural, plant based and may contain a certain amount of minerals. Most our raw materials are sourced in Europe. For example, the flax fibre used in our backing material is grown in France, processed in Germany and holds an Ökotex 100 certification. Meanwhile, we ensure that each of our tobacco suppliers live up to their sustainability and safety promises. For example, our Essential Tobacco leathers use upcycled tobacco scraps from Croatia. As an exception, our Heritage material uses> high-grade north, central and south American cigar tobacco. Regardless, we work exclusively with partners that respect nature, humans and traditional craftmanship which meets our highest standards every step of the way.
Germany is where we make the magic happen. Through our innovative manufacturing technique, we ensure that all Releaf material is strong, durable and has a smooth feel. Both our Essential and Heritage material will be available as roll material, offering the greatest convenience for manufacturers of bags, wallets, apparel, watch bands, upholstery and other interior items and accessories.
The idea behind
Feeling good about what you wear.
The practices of the leather and faux leather industry in the age of fast fashion have a devastating effect on our planet. Part of which makes fashion the second biggest motor for global warming. Next to the slaughter of millions of animals annually, the pollution through chemicals, heavy metals and dyes, our oceans are suffocating in plastic.
In a time where the turnaround of consumer goods has excelled absurdly we need to make changes and adapt in order to preserve our planet.
On the search for a positive alternative we have found the remedy for many of these issues in our Releaf material. Deriving from an abundant, plant based resource we minimize CO2 emission. Releaf material is biodegradable and therefor leaves minimal pollution making it a real alternative to leather and current synthetic surrogates.
The history of tobacco consumption reaches way back to our ancestors. Most of the time it’s effects were anything but positive, in fact the smoking industry has caused innumerous deaths and illness. We think it is time to reconsider the use of tobacco. As a basis for our leather alternative Releaf we can put to use its unique characteristics in a positive manner without its risks and side effects that we usually associate with this species - creating relieve for the eco system.