From wood to leather usage to factory lighting, we practice sustainability. 



As a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, a nonprofit organization created to promote sustainable practices in the furniture industry, American Leather® is committed to making our products and manufacturing operations environmentally friendly. 

This commitment begins at the very foundation of our custom-made furniture. Each frame is constructed from wood harvested from sustainable forests and is precision-engineered to create as little scrap as possible. The scrap that remains is recycled or reused by various organizations with whom we partner.

All leathers use water-based pigments, and we offer environmentally friendly leathers made through chrome-free processes. Our manufacturing process minimizes the amount of leather scraps, and like our wood scraps, any remaining leather scraps are either recycled or resold for the production of small leather goods. 

All of our furniture styles use soy-based BiOH® Polyols Renew™ foam cushioning that is fully recyclable and available in a wide assortment of firmness and densities. Additionally, since April 2014, American Leather has exclusively used foam, leather, fabric, and Ultrasuede® that are free from fire retardants in full compliance with CAL TB117-2013. Finally, all American Leather foam vendors are CertiPUR certified. Learn more at http://certipur.us/. 

Our factory’s central U.S. location not only ensures fast product delivery compared to brands manufactured outside the country by reducing travel time, it also yields a smaller carbon footprint than imported goods. In addition, we conserve energy with automatic light shut-offs and encourage employees to recycle.
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Our Walnut + Ash Collection American Forest Partnership

American Leather and American Forest joined forces to bring the beauty of walnut and ash wood to the inside – and outside. For every American Walnut + Ash Collection order, we plant a tree. And to date, more than 6,000 trees have been planted through this partnership.

The first seedlings planted in the summer of 2014 are well on their way to becoming full-grown trees. As they grow, so does our commitment to both the American Walnut + Ash Collection, and the mission of American Forests, which is to replenish forests and urban areas throughout the United States that have been depleted through natural disasters and other causes.