At SCHARLAU we care about our planet which is why we follow a sustainable philosophy
One item forever
We use resistant, high-quality materials that ensure a long product lifetime. From the very beginning, we have been committed to designing products with a very long useful life. The most environmentally friendly thing we can do is to produce fewer things that last for a very long time. One example of this would be the reinforcement of all parts subject to abrasion in our leather items, through the use of a very resistant high-tech material. Another example is the use of CORDURA® nylon in our Collection No.1. CORDURA® is the leading brand of ballistic nylon. This fabric is protected by a layer that improves its resistance to abrasion and extends its durability. CORDURA® lasts twice as long as conventional nylon. It is 50% more resistant to abrasion and offers 2.5 times more protection against tears than other comparable fabrics.
The goal is to prevent people from wasting resources by shopping frequently and instead have them purchase a product that will last a lifetime if they treat it well and take good care of it. SCHARLAU items can be passed down from generation to generation or recycled to live another life.
We submit all our products to a rigorous control process in the laboratory of the Textile Industry Research Association (AITEX) to guarantee the resistance of the manufacturing and materials that make up each collection.
We are continuously searching for new materials and recycled items. Our Tanami Eco collection is made of fabric that comes from post-consumer plastic bottles. It is 100% recycled PET. We recover waste and transform it into an elegant line of articles for daily use.
Leather: a natural and sustainable material
For us, leather is one of the most beautiful and elegant materials. We love working with it, especially because it is durable, practical, natural and sustainable. We design, manufacture and sell high quality accessories that will last for many, many years. The international "Real Leather" campaign reminds us of the qualities that make leather desirable, its long history and its contribution to a more sustainable society.
Recycled paper and forest sustainability
Our shipping boxes, catalogues, labels and pendants are made from recycled or PEFC paper, which ensures that the world's forests are managed responsibly and that their multitude of functions are protected for present and future generations.