Cortina Leathers provides extensive running-line collections of the finest leathers and is also the industry-leading producer of bespoke leathers for designers who wish to develop truly original finishes or performance characteristics for the most demanding settings. Combining the timeless artistry of our Italian tanneries with the technical capabilities of our U.S. manufacturing, designers have limitless opportunity to cultivate their creativity, and can be assured that we will work as partners in delivering beautiful products that will bring your vision to life.
Steeped in 115 years of American manufacturing tradition, Cortina (known then as Conneaut Leather) began producing quality upholstery leather in 1903. We’ve grown over the years and now work from a 55,000 sq. Ft., ISO Certified, state-of-the-art leather manufacturing facility still located on the shores of Lake Erie in Conneaut, Ohio. We begin with raw hides and control every step of the process, giving us the unique ability to produce custom leathers within days, where competitors require weeks or months.
In 1986, Cortina Leathers commenced working with select artisan Italian tanneries, designing beautifully colored and finished upholstery leathers to meet the demands of the global A&D community – with a special focus on the luxury hotel and residential interiors sectors. Cortina Leathers has since then built a global reputation for offering elegant leathers at an accessible price and supported with unmatched focus on the designer’s needs.
By leveraging the strengths of the best tanneries around the world, Cortina’s collection now features over 650 leathers. This broad selection combined with our unparalleled custom capability and our proprietary performance leathers Powered by Crypton™ makes Cortina Leathers the go-to source for the most demanding leather specifiers and purchasing groups.
Product Development Description
Silicone fabrics are stain-resistant and easy to maintain. Most common stains can be easily removed with water and gentle detergent. Silicone fabrics are bleach cleanable and hold up against strong disinfectants that are commonly used in healthcare and public spaces. Silicone fabrics are eco-friendly. The are PVC and PU free, and contain no plasticizers, phthalates, heavy metals, or BPA, no perfluorochemicals and stabilizers. These fabrics are odorless, have ultra-low VOCs and continuously improve indoor air quality. Silicone fabrics are also recyclable.
Cortina Leathers offers a selection of 100% Silicone Fabrics that meet the highest standards for durability, environmental stewardship, stain resistance and cleanability. The performance of silicone is unmatched in resistance to abrasion, cracking, fading, staining and weather, and can be cleaned and disinfected with a bleach solution. In addition, our Silicone Fabrics are PVC, Polyurethane, BPA free; made without the use of plasticizers or phthalates and available in a range of easy-to-use colors and desirable textures these upholstery fabrics are the perfect solution for a range of applications including hospitality, workplace, healthcare, marine, and outdoor.
Loose dirt, dust, and footprints: Clean with a soft sponge or cloth using water.
Stubborn stains (Ketchup, Grape Juice, Orange Juice, Red Wine, Coffee, Mustard): Simply clean with a soft sponge or cloth using water.
Sunscreen, Mascara, Soy Sauce, Ballpoint Pen Ink, Permanent Marker: Mix 30 g detergent with 1 kg water. Use a soft sponge or cloth using the mixture solution.
Lipstick, Iodine, Denim Dye - Clean with a soft sponge or cloth using 95% ethyl alcohol or 90% Isopropyl alcohol.
Cleaning Code: W/S - Spot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or mild dry cleaning solvent.
Disinfecting and Chemical Resistance: Silicone fabrics are inherently resistant to strong and even harsh chemicals including disinfectants that are used in high traffic areas or healthcare facilities and can be cleaned with a 1:4 bleach to water mix.
In every decision we make, Cortina Leathers considers the earth we all share. We continually evaluate and adjust our business approaches to ensure we are operating in a way that protects our environment and each other. Cortina Leathers has consistently led the industry in making changes to reduce the environmental footprint of our finishing facility in Ohio, and we are continuously improving.
• We use only water-based, solvent-free chemicals, which emit less than 10% of the permissible EPA VOC’s + HAPs.
• We pioneered the use of chrome-free leathers in the U.S.
• Scrap leather is sent to companies to produce small leather goods, eliminating leather waste.
• We re-use the heat from our manufacturing equipment to heat the manufacturing facility, reducing our energy use.
• Our plant was retrofitted with high-efficiency lighting, reducing energy usage for lighting by 80%.
• We offer dedicated parking and chargers for electric vehicles.
• Our on-site waste-water treatment operation is state-of-the-art, consistently exceeding permit standards.
• We recycle all paper, plastics and packaging materials.