We're comfortable in our own skin
ECCO Leather owns and operates tanneries in China, the Netherlands, Indonesia, and Thailand. These state-of-the-art tanneries offer secure production capabilities and scale to suit growing customer demand as well as seamless communication with ECCO’s shoe factories.
More than 200 hands touch every piece of leather before it leaves the building – surely the ultimate symbol of craftsmanship and quality control.
In ECCO’s beamhouse, rawhides are washed several times in large drums to remove dirt, hair and natural fat. The hides are also processed in various machines that cut off the excess fat and make the hides slim.
In the tannery, the hides undergo a tanning process to make them soft, flexible and stable in water. The hides are then referred to as wet blue because of the blue-green shade which they acquire when they are treated. The wet blue is tanned in drums with colour and is dried, stretched, sprayed and pressed to get the right look, feel and quality of the finished leather.