Ecopell Nappa - is chromium-free and vegetable tanned leather. Its subtle elegant appearance, its pleasant grip and its tart-fresh scent are the result of a manufacturing process which combines traditional tanneries with modern technical procedures. Ecopell uses only heavy metal-free paints. Inputs that harm human and environmental health are not used. Due to the naturalness of Ecopell Nappa, the leather gets a natural patina through light, time and touch. The colors can become brighter or darker over time.
Ecopell thinks that naturalness mustn’t be hidden and that individuality is a sign of quality. That is why its leather shows marks of an entire cow life and is neither embossed nor sealed with plastics. It is akin to an apple from natural cultivation which differs in individual form and unevenness from that of an industrially produced apple that appears ‘perfect’ but has wax and artificial light manipulating its surface. it is, also, the same difference between naturally tanned leather and industrially processed leather. Ecopell leather can scratch and stain.
Additional test results and safety data sheets can be found here by clicking on each color. https://www.vegetable-tanned-leather.com/nappa.html
Ecopell leather is sold by the square foot and each hide averages about 60 sq. feet. Each hide is unique. Hides average the equivalent of 3.5 yards of 54" wide upholstery fabric. So, a 60 sq. ft. hide=$1,170 at $19.50/sq. ft. On average, using Ecopell leather will increase the price of a piece in grade C fabric by about 30%.