The Mitchell Group Introduces New Recast Polyurethane Collection

CHICAGO – The Mitchell Group is unveiling a new and improved ReCast® polyurethane collection, formulated with polycarbonate polymers that contains the strongest resins available for coated fabrics, Bill Fisch, president, announced.

Mitchell markets ReCast that is designed for contract, hospitality and residential applications. ReCast is a technically advanced recycled leather product that exceeds 100,000 double rubs for abrasion. It is a top-grade, highly durable polycarbonate product that opens a multitude of design possibilities in any decor where a real leather look is desired, but is priced much less.

The new ReCast polyurethane collection outperforms industry standards for commercial polyurethane fabrics in tensile, tear, and seam strength. Additionally, the product passes industry flammability tests, as well as provides unsurpassed impact and scratch resistance. In fact, ReCast’s substrate backing of recycled leather and polyester significantly improves physical characteristics. Moreover, repurposing recycled leather is considered an environment-friendly policy, since it reduces the amount of leather scrap sent to the waste stream.

ReCast has the grain, luster and hand-rubbed tones of traditional leather, and has a soft, supple hand that feels like genuine leather, but is priced significantly less. The Mitchell Group’s ReCast Polyurethane Collection is available in more than 35 patterns and in a wide variety of colors including traditional earth tones, pastels and metallics.

About ReCast®

ReCast is the registered trademark for a group of unique, repurposed leather patterns. Mitchell’s ReCast combines a 100% polyurethane wear layer with recycled leather granules added to the backing fabric, resulting in a product that looks, feels, and even squeaks like top grain leather. All ReCast patterns have tremendous physical properties, and easily exceeds 100,000 Wyzenbeek abrasion cycles. Ideal for seating applications in high traffic areas, such as restaurants and casinos, Mitchell’s ReCast patterns also look fantastic on any pillow back, rolled arm, gathered, or button tufted furniture application.

About The Mitchell Group

Co-founded by Bill Fisch and Ann Brunett, the Niles, IL. -based company is a premier textile source and converter for furniture manufacturers and retailers, contract & hospitality, and healthcare markets. Strategic distribution has placed Mitchell products in hotels, casinos, restaurants, offices, and commercial spaces. The Mitchell Group’s collection also includes Sta-Kleen®, the industry’s first dry-erase urethane upholstery. It surpasses all other polyurethane fabrics; faux leathers and vinyl upholstery in stain protection. The fabric has high-end designer appeal, the hand of fine leather, is highly abrasion resistant, anti-bacterial, and durable enough to last for the life of the furniture.


Ann Brunett
General Manager