SLF Dashboard Anniversary

As we approach the one year anniversary of the official launch of the SLF Transparency Dashboard™, we are reflecting on the achievements and work that has taken place.  The idea of the Transparency Dashboard™ was conceived during the first SLF concept conversations that took place in May 2020 and by January 2021 we had published […]

Spring 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…

SLTC Conference April 2022

Saturday 23rd April saw the 124th Annual International Conference of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists.  This year’s conference saw the first in-person attendance since 2019 together with a continued ability to attend through remote connection which allowed many of our international colleagues and those isolating with Covid-19 to still join us.  The conference […]

Earth Day 2022

The theme for this years Earth Day is, “Invest in Our Planet.” Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.  The Earth Day 2022 theme is focused on […]

Darmstadt University’s More Sustainable Leather Products Design Competition and Mentoring Program 2022

The Darmstadt University has launched its More Sustainable Leather Products Design Competition!  The competition is open to anyone interested or involved in designing and developing leather products. This includes – but is not limited to – professional and early career designers, design agencies, students of design and related disciplines, leather brands and start-ups. The participant(s) or […]

Real Leather Stay Different International Student Design Competition 2022 now open!

Annual competition launches with future-first, slow fashion message – showcasing the next generation of global design talent that champions ‘slow fashion’ through use of long-lasting natural leather products. The Real Leather. Stay Different. International Student Design Competition (RLSD), in partnership with ArtsThread, the leading digital platform for emerging artists and designers, is now open […]

Congratulations to our partner SGS for attaining a platinum rating from EcoVadis

Congratulations to our partner SGS for their successful platinum rating with EcoVadis for the third consecutive year! This puts SGS in the top 1% of business sustainability rankings out of more  than 85,000 companies world wide. SGS is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies and this week it has achieved a […]

Brazil – rising to the challenge?

In January, our Managing Director, Deborah Taylor, was invited to Brazil to learn first hand about the challenges facing the leather industry and how they are working to meet those challenges. “In January I had the good fortune to visit meatpackers, tanneries, chemical plants and other facilities in Brazil.  When I say, “good fortune”, I […]