This is what we stand for
NUVI Releaf ensures massive CO2 reduction and the conservation of our natural resources. Releaf leather is designed to be Cradle to Cradle certified and uses no PU or PVC.
NUVI Releaf is all about paying living wages and providing a safe work environment. This is why we only source from certified partners that are 100% transparent in their practices.
NUVI Releaf feels strongly about the wellbeing of animals, is PETA certified and vegan friendly.
The story behind NUVI Releaf
Discovery of a friendly alternative
Once we become truly aware of leather, as well as faux leather's, impact on our planet it becomes clear that something must be done about it.
As a designer and wholistic thinker I create products for a growing number of people to whom the wellbeing of humans, animals and our eco system is an integral part of their believe system. We quickly rule against animal products, but what is sold as vegan in the market, are mostly synthetic leathers or even bio-based leathers replacements that contain varying amounts of PU and PVC. Catastrophic for waste management and therefor not an alternative in my eyes.”Nina Rössler founder and head designer at NUVI Releaf
During her travels across South East Asia, Nina began to put her heart into action. Fueled with inspiration and conviction, her search for sustainable solutions led to the creation of NUVI Releaf back in 2014.
Nuvi stands for nouvelle vie, or nueva vida.
Both natural and vegan, this alternative to leather spares the environment while meeting the needs of environmentally conscious consumers, designers and the global industry.
The people behind NUVI Releaf
The founder /
Nina Rössler says:
We are ready to open a new page for the textile industry.
Prior to founding Nuvi Nina worked both in the Interior and Fashion business, earning expertise in material and production techniques. Through her love of travel and cultures she speaks different languages fluently, adores nature and design and likes to call herself a “qualitarien”.
Andreas Rössler, Dipl. Ing.
Research and Production
Focuses his attention on scalability and problem solving.
Supply Chain Management
Makes sure that we work with the best sustainable resources and partners.
Dr. Carolin Vogt
Research and material development
Has the focus on creating the best possible material.
The network behind NUVI Releaf
Revolutionary ideas need strong partners.
It is never easy to establish new methods and approaches, no matter how good they are. Any change needs the support of committed people so that it can grow and make a difference. Fortunately, we have already found a few such people.