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Suppliers of Innovative, Technical, Real, Leather

Carbon Image Ltd is a British company, and a trusted supplier of high quality, innovative, technical leather. The company was established in 1997, to supply leather to the whole of the UK and certain markets worldwide. The first to supply the original and the best Carbon Leather. Carbon Image Leather is the leather of choice, for many Top Brands and Demanding Industries, in the fields of automotive, motorcycle, luxury goods, footwear, upholstery, equestrian, sporting goods and marine. These companies trust us to provide them with a competitive advantage and the ultimate in performance leathers.

What we do

Our range of Real Leathers are produced only on European cowhide, combining technological innovation with unique stunning surfaces, e.g Forged Carbon. Using patented technology, a silicone mould is produced from a desired pattern, e.g Carbon Fibre Material, giving 100% negative reproduction, to produce the ultimate Carbon Leather. This is essential for the grain, gloss level and grip. PU is then thinly sprayed onto the mould. Using a mix of aqueous chemicals, pressure and heat, the chosen surface becomes embedded into the leather fibres. Unlike a print, foil or emboss, the finish is IN the leather, not ON the leather, so it will not delaminate. The resulting finish is only 0.15mm thick, thereby retaining the classification as real leather.

Our partner tannery has achieved the prestigious LWG (Leather Working Group Standard) gold status, ISO 9001, 50001,16949 and Satra Membership. All while actively pursuing the protection of the environment, by investing into optimised technologies, energy management and disposal systems.

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Our Products:

Our range of leathers are available in technical finishes, e.g Carbon Leather, designer optics and typical leather grains. All produced using the same technology and with superior characteristics.
Below is a selection of our most popular surfaces.

We can produce leather in most colours, using either a pantone ref number or a sample to match. New styles are added periodically, check out the new Forged Carbon Leather.

Available in thicknesses 1.1mm up to 2.2mm

Average hide size 1.5 square metres
Unlimited design possibilities with custom moulds produced to your specification. Imagine a surface unique to only your brand/company. With the help of the technical team, almost any design can be achieved. The resulting leather will feature all the technical capabilities of our unique leathers.

Technical Optics:

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Designer Optics:

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Leather Grains:

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Skills and Expertise.

Curious about what we’re good at? Be curious no more! Check out the The Technical Advantages below to see exactly why our products are the best on the market.
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Technical Characteristics and Advantages:

  • Higher abrasion resistance

  • Breathable

  • Easy to Clean

  • Stain and fade resistant

  • Very high fastness and grain stability

  • Highly resistant against acids, oil and general staining

  • Long lasting gloss level; no undesired post shining effect of the leather

  • Very good price and performance in relation to full grain leather

  • Excellent cutting yield as leathers do not have any natural marks e.g scars or insect bites

  • Absolutely uniform leathers can be produced with this technology

Typical Technical Properties:

Standard Automotive
Standard Shoe Upper
Titan Recipe All Surfaces
Nubuk-Like Automotive
Tear Strength
DIN EN ISO 3377-1
Stitch Tear Resistance
DIN EN ISO 23910
Taber Abrasion, dry (cycles)
DIN EN ISO 17076-1 (H18, 1Kg)
Finish Adhesion dry
DIN EN ISO 11644


Luxury Goods: Holdalls, wallets, briefcases, handbags, key rings, hip flasks, toiletries bags
Automotive Interiors: Seats, headrests, door panels, steering wheels, gear knobs
Footwear: Safety boots, walking boots, training shoes, fashion shoes
Equestrian: Saddles, horse boots, rider boots
Motorcycle: One piece suits, gloves, boots, seats
Furniture: Chairs, stools, tabletops
Marine: Protective coverings

Contact Us.

To discuss your requirements:
  • Contact : Wendy Taylor
  • Tel +44 (0)1706 213277
  • Rough Hill Farm, Loveclough, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 8FY
Or complete the online enquiry form. below: