GENERAL QUESTIONS

Oleatex is a 100% vegan and sustainable next-gen plant derived leather produced from bio wastes obtained mainly from olive industry.

Oleago is the company who invented, manufactures, markets and sells Oleatex. Oleago’s head quarter and manufacturing plant is in Istanbul, Turkey with subsidiaries in USA, Germany, UK and Bangladesh.

“Olea” comes from the ancient Greek and means olive. “Go“is an indicator to go and to start innovation. As a result, Oleago refers starting of innovations from Olive.

The whole process from raw material to the final product is completed in local and easily accessible locations in Turkey.

Both raw material and biotex production processes are patented. Oleago company owns the trademark to the name of Oleatex.

We use plant-based wastes with no food value for humans and animals. Our raw material is 100% bio-based and 100% biodegradable. Oleatex is scalable and can be produced in high quantities to meet the industrial demand. Furthermore, Oleatex reduces carbon emission at least 6 times than manufacturing petroleum-based products. It is the best alternative in terms of price, quality, and sustainability. Oleatex refuses to use materials derived from resources with nutritional value such as PLA. That’s why every single percent of bio-based ratio has a higher value.

Oleatex benefits are bifold. From olive industry perspective, we close the loop by up cycling their industrial waste which has no food value and any using area in any industry. And from fashion and textile perspective, we provide maximum use of renewable resources for the fashion world, lowering carbon footprints and helping brands to comply with the regulations.

Oleatex has certifications from USDA and DIN as %50-85 biobased. Oleatex also has V-label certification provided by European Vegetarian Union which certifies that it is %100 Vegan.

Globally known independent testing company Intertek run more than 35 physical and chemical tests which are generally asked in the industry. These tests have proven the quality of Oleatex is exceeding the industry average expectations.

Oleatex is made to your order, and we don’t carry any type in our inventory except the samples. In general, Oleatex can be produced in 3 weeks up to 100.000 meters (app. 110.000 yards) in total. Which means after your order is processed Oleatex can be shipped in a month and delivery time varies to the destination and the way of requested transportation. Please contact us to learn our current processing time due to orders in progress and if you think to order more than 100.000 meters monthly.

We can globally ship your order upon your request. Please priorly contact us if the delivery location is outside of the UK, EU and USA.
We kindly ask you to bear with your local customs office before ordering Oleatex and samples in order not to be held up in customs.

Since PU is a petroleum-based material, choosing Oleatex in your products allows you to reduce using petroleum-based materials up to %50. When you choose Olatex instead of adding petroleum-based virgin materials to the nature which won’t be biodegraded in nature for centuries, you support olive industry to get rid of the waste which has no alternative using areas. Furthermore, all activities from raw material production to final product Oleatex are completed in a 100km (app 62miles) radius diameter which allows us to keep our carbon footprint very low.

Oleatex supports 11 of 17 UNSDGS which means more than %65 of the goals is directly supported by using Oleatex in your final products. This can be clearly accepted as a big achievement in the industry as the highest meeting ratio among all. Oleatex is primarily addressing 9th, 12th, and 13th goals of UNDGS.

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

We do not prefer using PVC in Oleatex. If you believe that using PVC is mandatory for a reason in your project, we can offer using certified biobased PVC as a substitute. If this is the case for your company, please do not hesitate to contact us for having further discussions.

Pantone colors can be chosen for most of the types. Please do not hesitate to contact us to get more information and to discuss about your project around Oleatex.

Chemical or Natural dyes

Oleatex is produced as a roll of 500 (140 cm width) meters at least which is ready to use. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need cut and ready to use form of Oleatex.

We need a surface for coating the biotex on. This surface can be chosen as cotton, %100 organic cotton, linen, viscose, etc. which depends on what would be made by Oleatex such as bags, clothes, etc.

Most of the features that can be given to traditional synthetic leather can be given to Oleatex as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need a special feature on your Oleatex. We would be happy to help you.

Oleatex is %100 animal free. Oleatex has V-Label by European Vegetarian Union that proves it is %100 Vegan

ORDER RELATED QUESTIONS

Since Oleatex main goal is to be a democratic brand in the global market, we offer the best value and the most cost-effective solution for you.

Shipping cost depends on the volume and the delivery destination of your order. Shipping cost and time must be discussed and agreed for each project at each time with the given information by carriers and other involving third parties.

After oil extraction the remaining part is called pomace. This pomace can’t be used as a compost or fertilizer in the soil and can’t be used as a food for humans and animals either. On the other hand, there is any industry which demands this pomace for any stage of their production process. As a result, we don’t expect any raw material shortage as olive industry continues to their life. And there is any identified risk of supply for Oleatex for short or long term.

6 different types of Oleatex are available today. Those can be used for clothing, footwear, bags, binding, labeling and upholstery (furniture). Please do not hesitate to contact us to talk about your projects If you ‘re in furniture, automobile, aerospace and home goods industry. We’d be happy to support your business.

MOQ is 500 meters (app 546 yards) for each type. Each color and each type are accepted as a different kind. Linear meter is 1.40 meters (app. 1.53 yards).

As a democratic brand we focused on cost-effectiveness and carbon emission reduction during the manufacturing processes of Oleatex. Each production step is designed for this goal and running less than 500 meters each time doesn’t make huge difference on the total cost.

Oleatex is uniquely made to your order each time. Thus, it can be tailor-made specifically to your requirements during each project. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss about your project. We’d be more than happy to support your project and business.

Oleatex

We use waste material from the olive industry.

We produce the only olive-based leather in the world.

Our products are designed for manufacturing.