Innovation Testing

Strategic Approach

As part of our ongoing commitment to responsible manufacturing we work with chemical partners that take a strategic approach to reducing environmental impact and work with a stringent Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) that identifies substances that are undesirable to work with, not just for the present but for the future too. 

Pittards has long been a leader in the elimination of sensitive chemicals, such as Azo dyestuffs and set the benchmark with its PFC (poly-fluorinated chemicals) free water resistant treatment ahead of the fabric industry.

Left: Product development testing as part of our ongoing commitment to innovation.

Innovation leather

Best Practice

Pittards has embraced industry initiatives that reflect best practice and benchmarking such as LWG, (Leather Working Group) the  technical committee of which we chair, and Leather Naturally, the industry group that we helped to found and run through management board representation. 

Decades of experience in achieving environmental compliance with brand partners RSL (Restricted Substances Lists) and working with the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) framework places Pittards well to manage complex manufacturing requirements though environmentally sensitive processes.

Right: Pittards highly tactile, performance glove leather.