The Sustainable Leather Foundation believes that through due diligence and respecting the natural balance of ecosystems, the leather industry is well positioned to be a positive driver for a sustainable cycle of production that safeguards against the exploitation of people and finite planet resources.
The Sustainable Leather Foundation believes that traceability and transparency are fundamental elements to provide the leather value chain with adequate socio-environmental safeguards and, from its inception, has held them as key priorities for improved environmental, social, corporate, and operational governance.
On Tuesday 1st December, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) published an insightful report on beef exports from Brazil.
On Tuesday 15th December, Textile Exchange held their annual Responsible Leather Round Table, this year as a virtual event due to the ongoing risk of Covid-19. Our Managing Director, Deborah Taylor, was one of the speakers during the event and gave a round up of industry news at the start of the session. Deborah has […]
On Tuesday 1st December, The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) along with IndustriALL hosted the Final Conference to present the Leather SER 2020. Delegates heard from a number of interesting speakers who gave presentations on the the General Landscape, Economic Overview, Social Footprint and Environmental Footprint of […]
A recent consumer survey was conducted in Germany by the Darmstadt University Leather Project to gain insights about consumers‘ awareness and attitudes towards leather in general and the issue of chemicals in leather in particular.
Today, most conversations between suppliers and customers in the leather industry start with the definition of what “sustainability” means. The conversation is done so to prevent misunderstanding and misalignment on terminology going forward. To this end it is important for anyone interested in SLF to understand what exactly sustainability means to the Foundation. Sustainability is […]