Our compliance partners are organisations who have a direct impact on the manufacturer of leather and leather products – our tanneries, sub-contractors and traders. In the future we will include farmers, meatpackers, chemical companies, machinery companies and product manufacturers with dedicated compliance dashboards for the different sectors.
Alaska has been a leading leather processing company since 1968. Thanks to the passion for our work and the experience gained over the years, we have been able to improve both the quality standard of the product and the assistance to our customers.
Particular attention is also paid to corporate communication that helps to make us highly competitive in the sector.
Team Alaska is a group of people who work with commitment and enthusiasm for the fashion market and are able to respond to the continuous needs of our audience.
Apex Footwear Limited is one of the leading leather shoe manufacturers in southeast Asia, providing world class leather shoes for over three decades to retailers in Europe, US and Asia.
Apex is a vertically integrated manufacturer, not only making the shoes, but also the leathers that the shoes are made from, utilising eco-friendly processes to reduce environmental impacts.
Founded in 1990, Apex Footwear Limited is based in Bangladesh, lead by an experienced team both in terms of product development and quality management.
Apex Tannery has been part of the Bangladesh leather export industry science 1976, equipped with the state of the art Italian modern machinery and maintaining high quality strictness.
Through the years, its production has been progressively entailing a constant expansion of building and machinery. Annual production capacity is 32 million square feet and company sales turnover amounts around US$30 million.
Austan Limited is an environment friendly, manufacturer of finished leather located in Dhaka Export Processing Zone.
Austan manufactures a wide range of high quality finished leather products and aim to develop a sustainable, diverse product range, investing in new techniques and technology to help achieve this aim.
The Crest Leather Group is a leading global producer of high quality finished leather, mainly for upholstery, for end-use in the residential, contract, hospitality, and design sectors.
The Crest Leather Group is headquartered in London, UK; owning and operating tanneries in Italy, Brazil, and Thailand, with further warehouse and distribution facilities in the UK, USA & South Africa.
Based in Brazil, Tocantins specialises in the production of high quality, wet blue, bovine leather.
Internacional are a wet-blue to crust leather tannery based in Brazil and specialisng in leather for the upholstery sector.
Kings International Ltd is a vertically integrated, multi-product and multi-brand leather company with a captive in-house tannery and solar-powered leather goods factory. The company produces predominantly vegetable tanned leather to manufacture saddlery & harness goods, leather bags, belts, pets and hunting accessories, for more than four decades.
Kings International Tannery Division has had the honour of being awarded ‘Tannery of the Year – Asia’ in 2016 by World Leather and the Innovative Tannery Award from UNIDO in 2017. In addition to these accolades, the company has been awarded the coveted CII-ITC Sustainability Awards consecutively from 2017 to 2020 for Excellence in Environmental Management.
Creativity, passion, and stylistic research are the key elements behind the creation of each product. Conceria Montebello’s technological innovation, combined together with our heritage, results in a tailored exclusive product. This makes Conceria Montebello a preferred partner of the most prestigious fashion brands. The company’s objective is to guarantee excellence in selection, manufacture and finishing of LEATHER, and strives every day to develop a high-quality, made by Italy product, using environmentally friendly production processes.
Quality since 1899. Richard Hoffmans are now in their 5th generation of producing high-quality products for premium customers with a focus on bag and shoe leather.
For Richard Hoffmans, responsibility towards the environment is a main premise in all activities. We are constantly facing this challenge. Continuous optimization and investment in environmental protection are fundamental concerns of sustainable corporate management to which we are committed
Sicontact Company Leather Factory was established in 1999 in the Moroccan Kingdom. The idea of establishing the company arose from the recognising the consumption of different types of meat such as: Sheep, Goats and Cows, leads to byproducts. Sicontact Company decided to utilize its resources since it already operated the majority of slaughterhouses in Morocco.
The company specializes in the fabrication, tanning, and finishing of all types of leather such as: Sheep, Goat and Cow. Sicontact Company Leather Factory Company also produces fur and wool. Since its establishment, the company has continued to progress and develop. It is now a leading company in its field at both the national and international level.
The company’s daily production capacity is estimated to be around 10 000 square foot per day.
Conceria Trust was established in 2011 in Italy.
The company specializes in the production of high quality finished leather for upholstery, bag and shoe leather.
The mix of different innovative technologies, combined together, guarantee unique products.
Conceria Trust focus on quality, research, innovation, safety and respecting the environment.
Vancouros started its activities in 1990 with the production of wet blue bovine leather. In 2005, with a new expansion in the business, Vancouros began to also produce finished bovine leather, in order to supply new markets.
Vancouros has a high-tech industrial complex, with the most modern equipment. In addition, the company has its own laboratory to ensure compliance with all the technical requirements of our customers, as well as to carry out quality tests throughout the production process.
Vancouros has always supported itself on the pillars of professionalism, professional qualification and production quality control, in order to guarantee high quality products, seeking to exceed our customers’ expectations
Our Product Manufacturers are organisations who have a direct input into the manufacture of leather products. These companies take the processed materials and turn them into products for brands and companies to sell.
Picard Bangladesh Limited are leather goods manufacturers supplying both domestic and international demand.
The company has an international focus and is dedicated towards providing a one-stop solution to customers for all of their requirements, aiming to become one of the most sustainable leather products manufacturer in Bangladesh.
Our Contributing Partners are organisations who support the process but do not have a direct input into the leather manufacture. Support services such as test houses, technology and other solution providers, training institutions, NGOs and IGOs along with leather industry associations.
Founded in 1974 Erretre’s goal has always been to realize new ideas and develop knowledge (chemical, mechanical and technical) for leather processing.
Since the early years, Erretre focuses its attention on the final stages of the tanning process: Drying and Finishing. This is how the design and construction of milling drums, spray booths and drying tunnels have begun.
More than one hundred internationally active patents confirm the originality of Erretre’s technical solutions.
The same passion and curiosity continue to push the research in various directions, with particular attention for sustainability, supporting and strengthening its position as a leader in the sector.
Founded in 1728, Hüni was originally a tannery on the lake of Zurich in Switzerland In the late 1960’s the company was transformed into a supplier for Process Control equipment to the worldwide tanning industry. The success of providing automation to hundreds of tanning drums, in a very short time, led to wooden drum production in 1988, followed by the production of PPH drums later in 2003. Today, Hüni is the leader in Drum Process Controls as well as in Drum Technology.
The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a world-leading, unique education and research centre based in Northampton, UK. The ICLT attracts students and researchers from across the globe, with our research at the forefront of developments in the scientific and technological requirements of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.
ICLT provides a range of academic qualifications and professional training courses aimed at meeting the needs of the global leather industry.
OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions to protect our planet. Reliable product safety and verification of sustainable production processes are the key factors of success. To that end, OEKO-TEX® supports manufacturers at all production levels, brands and retailers with a unique range of products.
The OEKO-TEX® Association is a grouping of 18 independent textile, leather research and testing institutes in Europe and Japan and their international contact offices.
Qualus helps tanneries save costs, lower their environmental footprint, and improve product quality. Its Sferes (small polymer spheroids) replace a significant percentage of the water in the tanning and retanning processes and are more effective in delivering chemicals to the hides, thereby reducing the resulting effluent.
Qualus’ system is low-cost and easy-to-implement, enabling tanneries to become not only more sustainable but also more competitive.
Rolfes Group is an innovative, solutions-driven
chemical provider, with an international footprint and customer base that extends to Asia, the rest of Africa, eastern and western Europe, and with operations in Botswana, Zambia and Romania.
Rolfes Leather is a specialist division for leather industry specific chemistry and provides an extensive range of solution-focused compliant industrial chemical and services.
SATRA is an independent research and testing organisation established in the UK in 1919. It has technical facilities in Europe and China serving customers throughout the world. As well as testing products and components to European and international standards across a wide range of industry sectors, SATRA develops, manufactures and sells test equipment. SATRA is considered a leading technical authority for footwear and leather and acknowledges its corporate social and quality responsibilities.
Consulting professional, specializing in workplace safety, industrial organisation and management, machine safety and certification. An independent verifier, collaborating with leading brands of tanning machines, and in recent years working within the growing area around digitization and the control of internal production in factories.
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 sustainability at the heart of its values and objectives, SGS has been named “Industry Leader” in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe, for 5 successive years. The DJSI is a globally recognised, independent benchmark that measures proven company performance across material economic, environmental and social criteria. Membership is limited to organisations judged best-in-class in their sector.
Silvateam, established in 1854, are passionate about plant-based extracts for leather tanning. They are world leading when it comes to natural, sustainable products that support a wide range of other applications in addition to leather, such as animal health, food and wine and other industrial uses.
Silvateam sells its branded products of plant based extracts, tannins and their derivatives in more than 60 countries. Backed by the experience gained throughout their 160 years of history, Silvateam faces future challenges by being committed to continuous improvement and focusing on quality and innovation.
For over 20 years, Stardust Materials provide state-of-the-art technology for Supply Chain Traceability, Document Security, and Brand Protection. Stardust provide brand owners the ability to authenticate products and materials at any point in the supply chain, from the point of origin to the end user.
Our licensed partners are our brands, retailers and OEMs. These are the organisations who have the direct relationship to the consumer and are responsible for selling the products that are manufactured. It is important that our licensed partners are supported to enable accurate and factual information about the sustainability aspects of products to be communicated to consumers. It is equally important that our licensed partners work with their suppliers in the value chain to provide the right conditions for sustainable production and consumption that respect not just current needs but also the needs of future generations.