GLOBAL EVENTS FOR FASHION PROFESSIONALS​

GLOBAL EVENTS FOR FASHION PROFESSIONALS​

Première Vision Performance Codes: leather

Divided into four main categories, the leather performance codes developed by Première Vision are essential tools for your sourcing efforts. Designed to facilitate product selection, they help you find the most suitable leathers and skins for building your next collections.

The “Eco-Responsible” performance codes offer labels information about more environmentally-friendly sourcing criteria for the leather sector. They take into account the entire production cycle and look at the material, the product finishes and the end-of-life cycle to identify sustainable initiatives in a global approach. The “Qualities” codes refer to the ease of maintenance of the leathers. The “Protections” codes apply to innovations offering greater protection of skins. And finally, the “Constructions” codes focus on the mechanical features of the material.

See a selection of leathers and skins using the Première Vision performance codes to help you build your future collections.

 

ECO-RESPONSIBLE

 

 

Recycled leather

Material consisting of a minimum of 30% leather waste or offcuts, leather fibres amalgamated with a binder, woven leather or a textile knit…

Low Impact Finishing

Treatments, dyes, printing and finishings resulting in a reduced use of chemicals and guaranteeing harmlessness to humans and the environment.

Waterless

Treatments, dyes, printing and finishings resulting in a reduction or absence of water consumption.

Traceability

Identification of the history of the material along its production chain, from the origin to its transformation until the finished product. They notably provide information about the origins of the skins used.

Biodegradable or compostable

Biodegradable or compostable material at end of life, in specific environments and conditions.

Metal-free

Tanning and/or finishing that does not use heavy metals. This performance code includes all tanning and finishing methods that are free of heavy metals: vegetable tanning, synthetic or “wet white” tanning using polymers.

 

 

 

Vegetable tanning

Tanning using only vegetable tannins: extracts of bark leaves, fruits or roots. Each has their own properties and is chosen or combined according to the desired result.

 

SPECIAL QUALITIES

Washable

Leather that withstands washing without endangering its behaviour, appearance or colour.

Easy-care

Property of a product making it easy to launder or care for at home.

 

 

 

PROTECTION

Waterproof

Fabric providing waterproofing to the exterior surface of the garment.

Repellent

Treatment or construction allowing liquid to run off a surface and provide dirt resistance.

Reflecting

Property of a product allowing it to reflect light: fluorescent, phosphorescent or retroreflexive.

 

STRUCTURES

Mono-stretch

A vertically or horizontally extendible material, which regains its initial size after stretching.

Find soon our other articles on the Performance Codes for Sport & Tech and Ecoresponsability developed by Première Vision.

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