Meet Canadian Up
The Canadian Up series from the HUNTER leather manufactory is an excellent choice for those who value sustainability and social responsibility. The strikingly soft and supple cowhide leather used here is manufactured in compliance with the highest ecological standards and is guaranteed free of harmful substances, such as chrome.
This premium leather comes from a supplier certified by the International Association of Natural Textiles (IVN) and guarantees the highest level of quality and ecology. It comes exclusively from southern German cattle that are kept under optimal conditions. Short transport routes to local tanneries ensure the smallest possible CO2 footprint and greater animal welfare.
The HUNTER leather manufactory from Bielefeld, in the heart of Germany, is known for its first-class collars, leashes and harnesses for dogs, which are lovingly handcrafted in detail by experienced leather specialists. They meet the highest standards of workmanship and comfort for both animal and human. The leather products from the HUNTER manufactory are not fast-fashion items, but durable and repairable.
NATURAL LEATHER IVN CERTIFIED
The International Association of the Natural Textile Industry (IVN) is one of the leading associations of companies dedicated to the production of flawless, high-quality natural textiles in accordance with the strictest ecological and social guidelines. The IVN has also developed a standard for leather that stands for a high technical and ecological level. Here, all manufacturing steps up to the finished leather are taken into account and examined under various aspects such as environmental impact, health, but also disposal and recyclability.
Highest level of quality and ecology
NATURLEDER IVN CERTIFIED is a standard for eco-friendly leather in Europe that covers all stages of production. This strengthens consumer safety, as the limits for residues here are stricter than the legal ones.
Under this standard, the finished leather is also tested according to quality requirements specially developed for leather, such as rub resistance and tensile strength.
Guaranteed free from harmful substances - compostable
The leather is proven to be free of pollutants and chemicals that could be harmful to animals, humans and the environment. It is kind to the skin and anti-allergenic, and is also recyclable. This means that the leather can be composted, recycled or recovered after its use.
Short supply routes and proof of origin
The genuine leather used comes exclusively from southern German cattle that are kept under optimal conditions. Fully documented supply chains with short transport routes and further processing in local tanneries, give us the certainty that we can trace exactly where our leather comes from and under what conditions it was produced.
Made in state-of-the-art local tanneries in Germany
Especially in leather production, high demands on quality and ecology can only be reconciled at the highest technical level. Thus, the selected company that produces this exquisite leather relies on innovative methods to ensure resource-saving production. The German tannery is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and "gold-rated" according to LWG standards. Here, production is energy-efficient and the corporate carbon footprint is calculated according to the ECO2L program.
Resource-saving processes are mandatory in NATURLEDER IVN CERTIFIED operations. Our leather is produced in an energy self-sufficient tannery that covers its electricity needs as far as possible with renewable energy sources. The water required is used here and not consumed. Within a closed water cycle, it is repeatedly cleaned, treated and reused.
Leather products from the HUNTER manufactory are not fast fashion items, but durable and repairable. Leather is probably the oldest recycled product in the world. It is a beautiful natural material that evokes emotions and only becomes more beautiful and expressive through use, so you can enjoy it even after years of use.
A company's social responsibility refers to its obligation to take ethical considerations into account in its decisions and actions. This includes, for example, the protection of human rights, the promotion of environmental and occupational health and safety standards, compliance with laws and regulations, the treatment of employees and the contribution to the development of society. The guidelines for NATURLEDER IVN CERTIFIED companies cover the entire production chain not only in ecological but also in socially responsible terms. The mandatory compliance with social standards according to the International Labor Organization ensure a sustainable leather production in every aspect.
The strikingly supple feel of the cowhide nappa leather speaks for itself. Once touched, you don't want to put it down. In combination with the elaborate processing in the HUNTER manufactory, the products of the Canadian Up series become real neck and hand caressers. In numerous production steps, the greatest attention is paid to achieving an optimal wearing feeling for the dog through carefully placed seams, folded edges and cushioning inserts. In the end, the collar or leash nestles warmly and softly against the sensitive dog's neck or in the hand of master and mistress.
Classic, luxurious and elegant - Made in Bielefeld
The characteristic grain surface of the premium leather shining in rich colors makes each piece unique. Carefully placed seams serve not only as reinforcement, but also act as a decorative element. The high-quality buckles, rings and hooks ennoble the simple beauty of the products from the Canadian Up series.
Mix and Match
Here is something for every dog, whether large, small, long or short-haired, harness or collar wearer. The Canadian Up series combines a wide variety of items into a great selection of collars, harnesses and leashes. But all these first-class products have one thing in common: the careful workmanship and the strikingly soft cowhide leather. So they can also be wonderfully complemented or interchanged with each other depending on taste or mood.
At one glance:
- The leather comes from southern German cattle
- Resource-saving further processing in state-of-the-art German tanneries on site
- Vegetable tanning
- Short delivery routes
- The leather is free from harmful substances - chrome-free tanning
- The leather is compostable after use
- The leather is particularly soft and a real tactile experience
- Best processing in the HUNTER manufactory in Bielefeld