COP27 – Leather Manifesto 10 November 2022

International Leather Industry Calls on COP27 to recognize the role that natural materials such as leather, have in addressing the challenges of climate change UK, 10th November 2022 – The Sustainable Leather Foundation, along with 25 other international leather industry organizations, again called on the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) to prioritise natural […]

Visit to Mulberry for Consumer Communication Discussions- 8th November 2022

On Tuesday 8th November, our Managing Director, Deborah, spent the afternoon visiting Mulberry’s production facility in Somerset, England. Following a really insightful tour around the production floor, discussions were held to kick-start the development of a consumer communication mechanism, looking at what consumers really want to know and how SLF can support brands and retailers […]

SGS Auditors Now Available

We are pleased to Grow our Auditing Team with SGS Auditors now available Did you know that we have SGS auditors that can perform SLF audits as well as our independent auditors?  We understand that the auditing discipline for the leather value chain can sometimes be confusing so we want to help by working together with […]

Introducing Partner Profiles and Dynamic QR Codes

Continuing our development with Partner Profiles and QR Technology Revolutionising the way the leather supply chain accesses information, this month SLF has rolled out their dynamically linked Partner Profiles and QR Codes which directly link up an individual company’s own website, the SLF website and the company’s personal Transparency Dashboard™. It is exciting to see […]

University of Northampton Graduate Fashion Showcase features leather pieces

Students excel with leather pieces in Graduate Fashion Week On Thursday 30th June, SLF attended the Graduate Fashion Showcase at University of Northampton. Seeing how the Institute for Creative Leather Technology (ICLT) and the Fashion School are working together successfully was evident through the work on display. Notably, was the winner of the 3rd year […]

World Environment Day 2022

Today is World Environment Day 2022. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually on 5 June since 1973, World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world. No business or individual is exempt from responsibility in protecting our […]

Welcome to our new Technical Director!

Following SLF’s growth and engagement over the last 18 months, the Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Technical Director, Katie Kutskill MSc, effective from 4th April 2022. Katie joins us from Pangea (formerly GST Autoleather) where she was the Global Executive Director for Product Development and Sustainability Officer. SLF have been […]

Read our interview for Oeko-Tex

Our MD, Deborah Taylor, recently talked with the team at Oeko-Tex about the leather industry and whether leather is or can be sustainable.  During the interview she looked at the challenges that the involved companies along the value chain have to meet in order to bring about more sustainable production. The result is a great […]

January-February 2022 Newsletter

Sustainable Leather Foundation Newsletter

Following a recent visit to Brazil this edition of our newsletter focuses on our report from that trip, together with our latest roundup of news and upcoming events! Click to read more…