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Glossary

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Term Definition
Raw Hide A hide which has only been treated to preserve it prior to tanning.
Recycled Materials Materials that are created by reusing materials benefited as raw material and transformed into a new product. The concept of recycled material is directed only to materials that can return to the original state and be transformed again into a product equal in all its features.
Regenerative A set of processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own systems. Cellulosic fibers are regenerated fibers as they are created by dissolving the cellulose out of a plant fiber and making it into a new cellulosic fiber.
Regenerative Aguculture

The term was coined by organic farming researchers at the Rodale Institute in the 1980s, consists of holistic farming practices that aim to improve soil health and reverse climate change by expanding biodiversity, improving the water cycle, increasing organic matter in soil structure, and transferring carbon from the atmosphere to the soil. Proponents of regenerative agriculture avoid using chemical pesticides and advocate for methods like crop rotation, livestock rotation, composting, no-till farming, agroecology, and agroforestry. Regenerative agriculture increases the amount of arable topsoil, which results in a healthier, better food system.

Regenerative Hide It is sourced from farms and ranches that use regenerative agricultural practices which simulate the natural movement of animal herds through planned grazing management systems that support the sustainability and resilience of grazing ecosystems.
Renewable Materials They are derived from trees, plants, animals or ecosystems that can regenerate. A renewable material may be produced repeatedly.
Restricted Substances List, RSL It helps companies meeting regulatory requirements. A RSL is a list of chemicals restricted in consumer products, usually due to a governmental regulation or law. The purpose of a RSL is to reduce the use of hazardous substances in consumer goods and supply chains.
Re-tanning A secondary tannage operation of the wet blue following the primary tanning. Coloring dyes, waterproofing chemicals and others are added at this time to give the leather its character.
Roller Coater Machine used to directly apply oils, waxes and other finishes to the surface of the leather through a roller.