We have made the conventional leather tanning process more environmentally friendly. Now we want to establish our rhabarberleder (rhubarb leather) as a sustainable and innovative material in various lifestyle areas. We want sustainable fashion, durable interiors, functional accessories and eco-conscious cars with rhubarb leather seats.

The starting point for our development was the search for an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional chrome tanning. For several years we have focused intensely on the solution. We tested several rhubarb genotypes for their suitability, optimized cultivation requirements and developed an innovative tanning extract. With this and without the addition of environmentally harmful chromium compounds, we can produce a vegetable-leather, that meets the highest standards of quality, sustainability and versatility. It was our ambitious goal to completely realize rhabarberleder „Made in Germany“ and still remain competitive in terms of prices. To...
We have made the conventional leather tanning process more environmentally friendly. Now we want to establish our rhabarberleder (rhubarb leather) as a sustainable and innovative material in various lifestyle areas. We want sustainable fashion, durable interiors, functional accessories and eco-conscious cars with rhubarb leather seats.

The starting point for our development was the search for an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional chrome tanning. For several years we have focused intensely on the solution. We tested several rhubarb genotypes for their suitability, optimized cultivation requirements and developed an innovative tanning extract. With this and without the addition of environmentally harmful chromium compounds, we can produce a vegetable-leather, that meets the highest standards of quality, sustainability and versatility. It was our ambitious goal to completely realize rhabarberleder „Made in Germany“ and still remain competitive in terms of prices. Today we can proudly say that all process steps from the cultivation of rhubarb, to the extraction of the tannin agent as well as the tanning itself is fully realized in Germany. Even the rawhides come from regional resources with short transport distances.

rhabarberleder convinces through a very special feel. The handle is soft, the smell extraordinary pleasant and you can see very well that the gentle tanning process and the rhubarb ingredients perfectly preserve the unique structure of each skin.

rhabarberleder are unique items of a special quality that are made to last. In addition to the haptic qualities rhabarberleder also meet the market and customer requirements in terms of technical and and health-related parameters. The uncoated skins are breathable and compared to conventional leathers rhabarberleder is highly biodegradable and when it rots only components that can be safely returned to the natural cycle are formed.
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