Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) exhibitor Yarwood Leather brings together British materials with Italian artisan finishes, offering IMO certified leathers ready for life on the water. We spoke to Yarwood about sustainable leathers, what’s special about leather products for the marine industry, and they gave us a sneak peak of what they’ll be showing at CSIE! Read on…

Can you tell us a bit about Yarwood Leather and your products?

Yarwood Leather have been producing world class leathers for over 50 years, bringing the leather look to designs. Yarwood take beautiful UK materials and add Italian artisan craftsmanship to create leathers that not only enhance interior designs but create long lasting sustainable seating.

Yarwood offer a range of leathers and faux leathers which are used throughout cruise designs, from public space seating, wall panels and cabin headboards. The wide offering of tones and textures means both soft, subtle finishes and more striking, eye-catching designs can be created.

Which of your products would you recommend for the cruise industry – and what’s special about leather products for the marine industry?

The beauty of leather is that it offers a unique look for seating that only gets better with age.

Bringing the natural look of leather into marine designs helps to create a relaxed, calming feel for cabin spaces or an exciting, vibrant look in dining and entertaining spaces.

All our marine leather and faux leathers inherently meet IMO fire regulations. Yarwood leather products also offer bespoke design – you can work with our colour creation team or add embroidery and debossed detail to your leather with our in-house services. 

Sustainability is a key issue for the cruise industry – how can you help cruise lines meet their sustainability goals?

At Yarwood, we believe it’s important to understand where our products have come from and how they were produced.

We’re on a mission to further educate about how leather offers a sustainable choice for seating materials across the interior design industry.

Being a natural by-product, which is then upcycled, the creation of leather prevents millions of tons of waste. Traditional craftmanship meets ever-advancing technologies and practices to transform this natural material into finished leather.

When in situ, caring for leather is simple, and when looked after, leather can last a lifetime. At the end of a designs lifecycle, leather can be recycled, repurposed and upcycled or is biodegradable.

We can’t wait to come together at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe. Can you give us a sneak peak of what you’ll be bringing to the show?

Yarwood will be presenting a room set to inspire designers in the different ways that the leather look can be used throughout cruise designs. From calming, rustic tones to exciting bespoke options, we’re bringing a range of finishes as well as a sneak peek at upcoming ranges.

Meet Yarwood Leather on stand 104 at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe – register to attend today!