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Heinen

terracare – leather produced in an environmentally optimal process

HAIX has a strict policy of not using leather manufactured in unacceptable production conditions, which uses child labour or contains toxic residues. The Heinen leather factory has been producing upper leather for footwear at its site in Wegberg in the German Rhineland since 1891. The fully integrated leather production process starts from raw German bull hide and ends up with the finished upper leather. Heinen has been actively engaged in environmental protection for decades. Under terracare the CO2 impact of the leather produced per item and per square metre is logged. And so this is how terracare enables consumers to make a conscious choice in favour of leather produced in an environmentally optimal process.

A tannery needs five inputs to make leather: rawhide, water, additives, energy and labour and each one of these needs to be used responsibly and with care. With its terracare label the Heinen leather factory is a trailblazer showing that it is possible to fulfil high social standards at the same time as producing an environmentally friendly and technically advanced product.