Sustainable Headache

During 2023, Conceria Montebello, one of SLF’s first tannery partners, embarked on a webinar series entitled “Sustainable Headache”.  This collection of webinars was designed to answer some of the questions that can cause a “headache” for many companies today.  By bringing together insights and knowledge from leather industry experts, brands and sustainability professionals, Montebello aimed […]

Deborah Taylor Admitted To The Worshipful Company of Curriers

On Friday 22nd September 2023, our Founder and Managing Director, Deborah Taylor was admitted as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Curriers. The admittance took place at Tallow Chandlers Hall and was followed by a Michaelmas Court Dinner, where Deborah also delivered the after dinner address. The Curriers’ Company is one of the oldest […]

Creating safe and sustainable supply chains: UNIDO Occupational Safety and Health Course for the leather industry

For twenty years, 28 April has been observed as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work to spotlight the need to prevent accidents and diseases at work.
28 April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996 to honour the memory of victims of occupational accidents and diseases.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) promotes industrial safety and safe working conditions and, as a contribution to World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023, has launched a new course, Occupational Safety and Health Aspects of Leather Manufacturing.

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 […]