The Scandinavian Outdoor Award [SOA] awarded ECCO Leather's DriTan™️ technology, evolving traditional tanning into a revolutionary sustainable process, saving 20 liters of water per hide. The motivation of the Jury highlights all aspects of the innovation spectrum: Ideas, deep knowledge, stamina and visionary thinking.
“ECCO Leather achieves less contaminated waste water, minimizes sludge buildup and lowers the amount of heat and tanning solutions that are needed. DriTan™️ is easy to put into practice and immediately removes 500 tons of tanning auxiliaries per year from their own facilities. This is a crucial step in a long series of actions to make leather production more and more sustainable.”
The competition for the Scandinavian Outdoor Award™ is being held since 2005 to support product and design innovations from Scandinavia and to promote new member products. The international jury will award the best product based on functionality, quality, innovation, design and sustainability.