You are always sure to get leather of the finest quality when you choose leather for your furniture at MAKE nordic. And with SPOOR leather you get traceable leather. And what does that mean? Yes, this means that the leather your furniture is upholstered with can be traced back to the animal it came from.
Freedom of movement From the age of eight weeks, calves must not be confined in individual pens. If calves are placed in individual pens before eight weeks of age, the pens must have perforated walls so that the calves have direct visual and tactile contact. Tethering, which refers to tying the animal to something to keep it in a certain area, is only allowed, however, if the animal has sufficient space to meet its physiological and ethological needs. Freedom from discomfort When calves are less than two weeks old, they must be provided with suitable bedding. This promotes the general health of the animal by encouraging rest, improving digestive health, insulating against cold weather and preventing body wounds from lying on a hard surface. Freedom from pain, fear and distress To reduce distress and discomfort, cattle must not be transported for more than eight hours, unless the vehicle has been inspected and approved for long-term transport. The use of antibiotics for growth promotion is prohibited and the prophylactic use of antibiotics will be prohibited from 2022. This should encourage farmers in the EU to work to promote good animal health and increase the resilience of animals to to reduce the need for treatment. Pre-slaughter stunning is required for all animals to spare them any avoidable pain, distress or suffering at the end of their lives. However, exceptions can be made for religious slaughter in Germany and the Netherlands.
Environmental impact All raw hides used for SPOOR leather go directly from the slaughterhouse to Scan-Hide for the initial tanning process. Scan-Hide has set itself the goal of reducing CO2 emissions from its production by 50% by 2030 and becoming CO2-neutral by 2050. The tannery is therefore continuously working to lower its climate footprint and works closely with suppliers to live up to these obligations.OEKO-TEX®Scan-Hide is the holder of the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification, which is an independent, modular certification system for production facilities from the textile and leather industry. STeP by OEKO-TEX® considers sustainability aspects related to environmentally friendly production processes, worker health, safety and socially responsible working conditions. Social working conditions and health and safety and includes a comprehensive analysis and assessment of production conditions.