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AMERICAN LEATHER: A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

American Leather was founded in 1990 on one revolutionary idea: custom leather furniture could be made and shipped in three weeks or less. Founder/CEO Bob Duncan applied “just-in-time” manufacturing he admired from the Japanese car industry to the furniture industry. From a small four person shop, the company has grown into a thriving leader in the furniture industry, with over 130 different collections sold in over 650 stores.

The factory, based just outside of Dallas, Texas, still makes furniture – now in leather and fabric – in just three weeks or less, a delivery standard that’s three times faster than the industry average. From the beginning, the factory was set up to manage mass customization through the latest technology and manufacturing systems, making American Leather the most automated leather furniture manufacturer in North America, if not the world.

GREEN INITIATIVES
American Leather is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, a non-profit organization created to promote sustainable practices in the furniture industry.

American Leather frames are made of wood harvested from sustainable forests and all scrap wood is recycled.

All leather uses water-based pigments, and they offer25 environmentally-friendly, biodegradeable leathers made through natural, chrome-free processes. Leather scrap is recycled and re-sold for the production of smaller leather goods.

Many styles utilize foam made from BiOH polyols, a soy-based, environmentally-friendly ingredient.

The American Leather factory conserves energy with automatic light shut-offs and they encourage employees to recycle.

Manufactured in Dallas, Texas, the central U.S. location yields a smaller carbon footprint than imported goods.

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FURNITURE BUILT TO LAST
Hard wood frames
American Leather cares about the long-lasting durability of their furniture. Many of their frames are made using hard wood that has been kiln dried for extra toughness. Craftsman laser cut the pieces into precise shapes that they forge together into a piece of furniture.

Unidirectional webbed suspension seating
High resiliency, high density foam

Comfort and long-term support is essential in every piece American Leather manufactures. They chose unidirectional webbed suspension seating as the best choice to pair with high resiliency, high density foam cushions. Studies show webbed suspension increases the life of these highest quality cushions. The combination creates a beautiful continuous design line and a buoyant firmness.

Cushioning
American Leather creates their own cushions with a highly perfected recipe of foam or down. Each cushion mix is chosen specifically for the best comfort on each frame to create a welcoming softness. Down cushions tend to be softer and rounder, which tends to give a piece a more casual look. High resiliency, high density foam offers more structure and firmness.

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