Substrate Raw Material

Substrate Raw Material

The Substrate Raw Material Production Stage covers the raw material content of the two subcategories of the Leather Alternatives.

Plant-based Leather Alternatives

Piñatex Fibre {Ananas Anam} (contains data for tanning, drying, finishing) is the default process selection for plant-based Leather Alternatives and is currently the only process selection available. This production process contains the full impact data for this material type, so if using this option, the other Production Stages should be set to “None”. Due to the specificity of this dataset, this material should only be selected if using Piñatex Fibre from Ananas Anam. Using this as a proxy for other plant-based leather alternatives is not considered representative.

Animal-based Leather Alternatives

R-leather, recycled leather {Vegentech} is the default selection for animal-based leather alternatives and is currently the only process selection available. Due to the specificity of this dataset, this material should only be selected if using R-leather from Vegentech. Using this as a proxy for other animal-based leather alternatives is not considered representative.

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