Q: What is LiteHide™?
A: LiteHide™ is our same high-quality leather, but tanned via a resource-efficient process that significantly reduces water consumption, wastewater pollution, CO2 emissions and waste.
Q: How is LiteHide™ different than leather?
A: Both leather and LiteHide™ are made from animal hides, however, instead of using a traditional hide preservation process, LiteHide™ uses a more eco-friendly tanning method, eliminating salt and ultimately the salt-rinsing process. As a result, we significantly reduce water usage in the tanning process (validated by a Life Cycle Assessment). Additionally, LiteHide™ helps reduce carbon emissions in transportation as we can increase the material quantity while reducing weight.
Q: Is LiteHide™ vegan?
A: No. LiteHide™ is not vegan.
Q: Is LiteHide™ a plastic?
A: No. LiteHide™ is 100% leather with NO plastic or polyurethane.
Q: Does the LiteHide™ break in at all?
A: Yes, LiteHide™ is leather so it will soften and wear-in as beautifully as our traditional leathers.