Furniture Update: eco friendly faux leather
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 | Admin
We are please to announce the launch of our new eco friendly materials PU (Polyurethane) Faux Leather ranges Torro and Torro Plus.
Eco friendly furniture
Polyurethane (PU) has been developed as a green and more eco friendly alternative to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).
PVC releases toxic dioxins into the atmosphere in production and is difficult to dispose of, emitting carcinogenic VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) when incinerated.
Our new eco furniture faux leathers are also biodegradable, where as other PVC upholstery fabrics will leach toxic additives in landfill.
Eco friendly leather chairs
Comparatively PU is also a greener alternative to leather, which is linked to large amounts of water pollution and uses numerous chemicals, including heavy metals in tanning.
Naturally soft and flexible, polyurethane does not require the solvents used in softening PVC and leather, allowing us to create more environmentally friendly chairs.
Furthermore, it is fair to say that fewer animals are harmed in the production of our PU sustainable textiles. Torro and Torro Plus are a fantastic development in eco friendly furniture design.
Used in conjunction with our most sustainable chairs we now offer truly environmentally friendly, contract interior design furniture. Please ask for further details, Torro and Torro Plus can be applied to almost all Kirkhouse commercial seating.