The natural „Cognac“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The natural „Mocca“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The colour variation „Charcoal“ uses no harsh chemicals.
Simply elegant, monochrome material with a smooth feel and a light surface texture made from upcycled tobacco scrap. Designed to meet the demands of leather manufacturing.
- Leather like surface texture
- Affordable alternative
The natural „Connecticut Cognac“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The natural „Brazilian Mocca“ tone uses no synthetic dyes.
The colour variation „Connecticut Charcoal“ uses no harsh chemicals.
Uniquely natural, luxury material that showcases the heritage of the finest quality cigar tobacco.
- alternative to snake skin leather
- natural light tobacco scent
Natural inspiration meets innovation – What all our products have in common
- strong and tear proof
- lighter than leather
- available by the running meter
- competitive pricing
- cruelty free
- fair traded
- CO2 reduction
- no use of heavy metals
- no use of chemical and tannins
- offers alternative sustainable solutions for tobacco farmers
- allows preservation of handicraft and tradition,
Production and processing
How tobacco turns into a plant based leather.
The luxurious leather like feel of our Releaf material is based on a carefully executed and patented process.
The raw material is planted, harvested, prepared and optionally applied by hand all under save conditions for our workers. Sourcing from farms in US, Brazil and Europe. Only working with partners that mutually respect nature, humans and traditional handicraft meeting our passion for quality and sustainability in every step of the way.
Sustainability Lasts: Using our patented unique layering process, we ensure Releaf Essential and Releaf Heritages are strong, durable and smooth to the touch. Both options are available by the metre. We provide the highest comfort and sustainbility option for manufacturers of bags, wallets, apparel, shoes, watch bands, upholstery and other interior items and accessories.
The idea behind
Feeling good about what you wear.
The practices of the leather and faux leather industry in the age of fast fashion are having a devastating effect on our planet. The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry and is a large driver of climate change. The industry is also responsible for the slaughter of millions of animals annually, chemical pollution, heavy metals and dyes and it is now time to make changes and adapt in order to preserve our planet.
Deriving from an abundant, plant based resource we are able to minimize CO2 emissions. Our NUVI Releaf material is biodegradable and therefore leaves minimal pollution making it a real alternative to leather and other synthetic alternatives.
The history of tobacco consumption reaches way back to our ancestors. Most of the time it’s effects were anything but positive, in fact the smoking industry has caused innumerable deaths and illness. We think it is time to reconsider the use of tobacco. As a basis for our leather alternative Releaf we can put to use its unique characteristics in a positive manner without its risks and side effects that we usually associate with this plant species.