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Environmentally Friendly Leather (DE-UZ 148)

Blue Angel for Leathers

Leathers can be a significant source of indoor air pollution because of their large surfaces and their long service lives. Pollutants that may affect our health and environment usually originate from leather tanning and preservation processes. The Blue Angel eco-label for low-emission upholstery leather signals to the consumer that leathers bearing the Blue Angel have been manufactured with the aim of minimizing their impact on health and environment during manufacture, the entire useful life as well as during recycling and disposal. The new Blue Angel eco-label enables the manufacturer of upholstery furniture as well as the upholstery craftsman to deliberately choose Blue Angel-ecolabelled low-emission upholstery leathers for their products and, thus, offer upholstery furniture to the consumer that does not pose a risk to their health.