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.
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.
Treatments, dyes, printing and finishings resulting in a reduction or absence of water consumption.
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.
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.
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.
Leather that withstands washing without endangering its behaviour, appearance or colour.
Property of a product making it easy to launder or care for at home.
Fabric providing waterproofing to the exterior surface of the garment.
Treatment or construction allowing liquid to run off a surface and provide dirt resistance.
Property of a product allowing it to reflect light: fluorescent, phosphorescent or retroreflexive.
A vertically or horizontally extendible material, which regains its initial size after stretching.
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