Green Idea: Recycled Leather Tiles by Ecodomo
Leather paneling, whether it’s on walls, desktops, or even floors, is decadent. Ecodomo’s recycled leather tiles offer this same feeling of luxury but also the sense that you’re making use of the entire buffalo.
Ecodomo makes the recycled tiles out of the unused leather scraps from factories that produce items such as shoes and furniture. They also use renewable binding agents, like natural rubber and bark from Acadia trees. The tiles consist of at least 65% post-industrial waste but, Ecodomo claims, they still smell exactly like leather.
Their web site is a bit clunky so, if you’re curious about this product, we recommend visiting a local showroom. That way, you can do your own sniff test! Chicago suppliers include The Tile Gallery and Urban Archaeology.