American Leather Culture

Our commitment to sustainable manufacturing is deeply rooted in our heritage and reflects our identity. We utilize waste resources like wood dust to create pellets for heating, and collaborate with local artisans to give our scraps a second life, rather than just discarding them.

In Finland, forests are typically harvested once in a span of 80 years, per generation. Our family's forest is approaching the end of its cycle and is soon to be harvested. After that, preparations will be made for the next generation to take care of it until it's ready for another harvest.

For over 400 years, Finland's forest management has been under government regulation, with a focus on sustainable yields for over a century. Our country's forestry land primarily consists of Nordic Spruce, a native species of Northern Europe. Around 70% of Finland's timber production is exported worldwide.

To ensure our continued success, we collaborate with vendors who share our values, reduce our carbon impact, secure our longevity, and provide high-quality functional furniture for generations to come.


As a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, a nonprofit organization created to promote sustainable practices in the furniture industry, American Leather® is committed to making our products and manufacturing operations environmentally friendly.

This commitment begins at the very foundation of our custom-made furniture. Each frame is constructed from wood harvested from sustainable forests and is precision-engineered to create as little scrap as possible. The scrap that remains is recycled or reused


All leathers use water-based pigments, and we offer environmentally friendly leathers. Our innovative manufacturing techniques minimize the number of leather scraps, and like our wood scraps, any remaining leather scraps are either recycled or resold for the production of small leather goods.

All of our furniture styles use soy-based BiOH® Polyols Renew™ foam cushioning that is fully recyclable and available in a wide assortment of firmness and densities. Additionally, since April 2014, American Leather has exclusively used foam, leather, fabric, and Ultrasuede® that are free from fire retardants.

Our factory’s central U.S. location not only ensures fast product delivery compared to brands manufactured outside the country by reducing travel time, but it also yields a smaller carbon footprint than imported goods. Also, we conserve energy with automatic light shut-offs and encourage employees to recycle.

FAQ's / People also ask :

American Leather provides custom quality furniture with speed and consistency. Our pieces are built with fashion, function, and innovation.

American Leather is located in Dallas, TX. The state-of-the-art facility is an organized and spacious 350,000 sq ft. We use innovative engineering methods to handcraft each piece of furniture.

American Leather has one of the largest leather collections in North America.

Our leather is chosen from the top 10% of hides in the world. We regularly scout the world for the most impressive hides and we partner with talented tanneries when highly skilled leather artisans prepare the leather for our manufacturing process.

Each piece starts off as a drawing by our award-winning design team, which is rendered on computer before it is perfected by an engineer for integrity and accuracy. The virtual model is then delivered to the manufacturing facility to begin physical production. Each part is cut by a computerized CNC router, which can make various sizes and shapes with precision and consistency.

Our system allows technicians to map out and place pattern outlines on the appropriate part of the hide, which ensures minimal waste with the most consistent color and quality.

Each piece can be customized with any fabric, leather, or customer's own material Wood legs are available in Acorn, Espresso, or Walnut finish Nailhead trim are available in Antique Brass, Chrome, or Pewter finish on specific styles High-density, high-resiliency foam seat cushions encased in down and down back cushions Extra firm seating available on some seating. The Comfort Sleeper features bed sizes from Cot to King with endless sectional possibilities