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


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ENDURING STYLE, SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES. 

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 in the summer of 2014 with the introduction of our American Walnut + Ash Collection.
 
The first seedlings planted then are well on their way to becoming full-grown trees. And to date, more than 19,000 trees have been planted through this partnership.

As they grow, so does our commitment to replenish forests and urban areas throughout the United States that have been depleted through natural disasters and other causes.  

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