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Animal-free option in Range Rovers

With the same tactile qualities as leather, materials are 30% lighter.

5th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tarrytown, NY, USA

Transport/​Aerospace, Sustainable

Jaguar Land Rover is now offering the option of sustainable, animal-free leather interiors in its Range Rover standard and SV Intrepid models

The interiors have been crafted by Ultrafabrics, headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, at its mill in Japan.

 “We have been working closely with Jaguar Land Rover’s design and research and innovation teams for almost eight years,” said Ultrafabrics vice president of transportation Perry Hodge. “In the new models, especially the Range Rover SV, Ultrafabrics has a much larger presence throughout the interior which is the result of our years-long commitment to bringing luxury and innovation to our customers.”

 Ultrafabrics materials offer the same tactile qualities as leather but are 30% lighter and thereby generate a quarter of the carbon dioxide emissions.

The company’s continuous investment in innovation, research and development has resulted in a range of polyurethanes suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. A growing client list of luxury brands spans many industries, from residential and contract furniture, to upholstery for cars, yachts, airlines, and private jets.

www.ultrafabricsinc.com

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