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It allows the tannery to communicate to the customer that the minimum product and environmental standard requirements of the production process (any kind of tanning) were respected, in order to be able to name the leather as "ecological", “ecoleather" or with similar words.
This certification can be applied to any kind of finished leather and for any use destination; the production is meant to be controlled starting from raw hide, at the beginning of the tanning process, up to finished leather, ready to be sent for the use in manufacturing industry.
The standard, as already understood because the definition is in Italian Law 1112/66, reaffirms that only this material, and not those artificially reproducing its aspect (i.e. synthetics, coated textiles) can be named as "leather".
In March 2015 a new revision of the standard was published, here the main changes:
All the companies certified by ICEC are in the certified companies database