December Newsletter

Sustainable Leather Foundation Newsletter

Our latest roundup of news, focusing on new partners, upcoming events and new members of our team. 

SLF Annual Review 2021

At the end of our first full partnership year, The Sustainable Leather Foundation is proud to publish our first annual report. We hope you enjoy reading about our key achievements, developments and review of the milestones we have reached. 2022 is already shaping up to be another busy and rewarding year, we look forward to […]

SLF Joins Leather Naturally as an associate member

SLF are delighted to announce their associate membership of Leather Naturally.   Leather Naturally is a not-for-profit, industry, members association that focuses on education and the promotion of leather. They promote the use of globally manufactured sustainable leather and seek to inspire and inform designers, creators, and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility.  SLF is […]

Karaca Deri – The First Turkish Tannery To Join The Sustainable Leather Foundation

We are very pleased to welcome Karaca Deri Leather to SLF. They are the first tannery to join us from Turkey and we are delighted to add them to our growing dashboard of sustainably conscious leather manufacturers. As part of our commitment to actively support improvement across the whole leather manufacturing spectrum, welcoming Karaca is […]

Bangladesh – The Responsibility of Potential

Bangladesh, as a high leather producing country, has always received a rather negative coverage from the press and media – primarily due to concerns about environmental pollution and lack of standards.  Back in 2015, as I first began working in the leather industry, my naivety led me to also assume that Bangladesh was a high-risk […]

Mulberry Launches Low Carbon Collection


Displaying another great example of the strength of partnership, one of our Founding Partners, Mulberry, is proud to announce the launch of their new collection of bags created using the low carbon leather and crafted in the brand’s carbon neutral Somerset factories. Produced in partnership with Muirhead, part of the Scottish Leather Group, the limited-edition […]

SGS Joins The Sustainable Leather Foundation as a Contributing Partner!

The Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) is delighted to welcome SGS as a Contributing Partner! Established over 140 years ago, SGS are a world leading testing, inspection and certification company with 93,000 employees operating a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more connected world. A company that holds […]