High Performance Leather

The lowest carbon, high performance natural leather
for the toughest passenger environments
and the most discerning luxury designers.


Discover Muirhead's latest innovation: FreeTAN®, a sustainable leather solution for the aviation industry. By replacing traditional tanning chemistry with compostable technology, FreeTAN® eliminates chrome and glutaraldehyde while maintaining impeccable performance standards. Featuring Muirhead's pioneering FR technology, it ensures efficient, halogen-free, and non-toxic fire retardancy.

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Natural Performance Collection

Explore our environmentally sustainable, durable and premium leathers available in a range of colours and finishes, perfect for any project.

Choose from four unique grains and finishes to blend durability and style. Whether you prefer a natural pebbled grain or a velvety matte texture, our collection combines sophistication and durability.

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Muirhead makes the lowest-carbon leather in the world. We source locally, tan naturally, reclaim energy from waste and re-use water. We are serious about sustainability.

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We’ve been making fine luxury leather for over 180 years and remain a family business. From our roots in Scotland, with our famously pure water, grass-fed farming and natural resources, we export to more than 60 countries worldwide.

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Our success is built upon almost two centuries of continuous innovation. Today we offer bespoke high performance and luxury leather made to any colour, design and specification. We make the world’s first lightweight full substance leather, leather that resists soiling and stains, and even leather that actively kills bacteria and viruses on contact.

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Lose weight, not performance with our new lightweight, low carbon leather. Re-engineered for the next generation of aviation, where every gram has an impact on fuel use. Up to 33% lighter than standard leather – without sacrificing thickness, strength or safety.

Learn more about LightCore™