SYRINX introduces initiatives for building a sustainable environment.
Leather and environmental destruction
We write that we make leather soft and read as tanning (tanning), but read and change "skin" like character and are process to make "leather". There are two types of tanning: chrome tanning and vegetable tanning.
Chrome tanning was developed in Germany about 100 years ago. It has the advantages of being inexpensive, mass-produced, lightweight, durable and resistant to water. Most of the leather products currently distributed are chrome tanned.
By the way, do you know where and how the leather of your product is made?
Chrome tanned leather produced in Japan and advanced European countries is safe because it is manufactured in compliance with strict environmental regulations. However, in recent years, in Bangladesh, India, and other countries with weak emission regulations, the serious environmental damage and health damage caused by chromium have become major social problems.
Also, because it contains metal, chrome-tanned leather can cause metal allergies. In addition, burning chrome-tanned leather partially turns it into hexavalent chromium, which is highly carcinogenic, so there is also a disposal problem.
Eco-friendly "vegetable tannin"
The history of vegetable tanning goes back to prehistoric times. When humans began using the skin, the carcasses of the animals, which had been immersed in a puddle full of fallen leaves, had rotten but not rotten skin. It is thought that tannins dissolved in water from fallen leaves and wood chips, and a kind of vegetable tannin tanning was performed, and this is said to be the origin.
Today, tanners that produce inexpensive and durable tanned tanned leather and produce tanned vegetable tanned leather are rare. However, due to the environmental problems of chromium, vegetable tanning, which uses only plant-derived raw materials, has been attracting attention in recent years.
The tanning agent used is a natural ingredient derived from plants, such as extracted from the surplus wood of furniture and paper.
Hair removed from rawhide is recycled into agricultural fertilizer.
Also, the sediment that accumulates in the purification plant is reused in the construction sector to make bricks.
By the way, tannin, also called polyphenol, is also contained in red wine and green tea, and has antioxidant, antibacterial and insect repellent effects.
"I have life"
Raw hides used in leather are a by-product of the meat processing process. Never kill an animal to make leather. Given the world's consumption of meat, it is easy to imagine that if not used as leather, it would cause serious disposal problems.
"Use up your life with care"
This is also important from the perspective of environmental protection.
Social Products Award
SYRINX isProperly controlled and manufacturedWe carefully select sustainable materials.
In addition, in the speaker's LOG, sustainable efforts such as the use of sika deer leather, which causes serious damage to beast damage, were highly evaluated.Received the "Social Products Award".