SLF Regional Meeting – Chennai, India – Thursday 2nd February 2023

SLF are delighted to have the opportunity to host our first regional meeting in India and look forward to meeting new and old colleagues in person. Join us to learn about our work at Sustainable Leather Foundation and how we have developed a fully rounded support platform that is fit for the sustainable future of […]

The Uzbekistan Leather Association – Uzcharmsanoat joins SLF as a Contributing Partner!

We are delighted to confirm that the Uzbekistan Leather Association – Uzcharmsanoat has become an Contributing Association Partner of the Foundation. This follows several visits and meetings in Uzbekistan, with a formal Memorandum of Understanding being signed in October, to establish a programme of support for the Uzbekistan leather industry. We are very much looking […]

New online UNIDO course: “Introduction to treatment of tannery effluents”

“Introduction to treatment of tannery effluents” UNIDO online course launched. Course “Introduction to treatment of tannery effluents” has been developed with industry leading practioners and trainers with the purpose to help students, tannery mangers and technicians to become acquainted with basic principles and methods of tannery effluent. The Course was prepared based on demand from industry […]

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 […]

Sustainable Leather Foundation visits UzCharmExpo in Uzbekistan and signs MOU with Uzcharmsanoat, continuing to extend its support to the global leather industry

Earlier this year, during a visit to Uzbekistan as part of the UNECE Project Team for Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable Value Chains, our Managing Director, Deborah Taylor, had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Leather Association of Uzbekistan, Uzcharmsanoat.  As a result of that first meeting, we were invited to return to […]

The winner of Real Leather. Stay Different. International Student Design Competition 2022, , was announced last night at a Live Final!

International Student Design Competition Crowns Winner –       Competition asks young designers to think natural to break the fast fashion cycle –       2,000 students from 160 institutions and 40 counties compete for title    –       Judging panel spans from metaverse to high fashion including Hugo Boss MD, Mulberry Head of Sustainability and Institute of Digital Fashion […]

REWIND: Real Leather. Stay Different. Documentary

Episode 1: Farming Episode 2: Fashion Episode 3: Food Episode 3: Our Future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MscwyhfNI Leather’s impact on the environment: Good or bad? And is it that simple? Here to provide some balance in the ongoing debate about the use of our land, fast fashion, and our future – Rewind is a new documentary series that […]

Be Prepared for an Emergency – Enhanced online course “First Aid at the Workplace”

UNIDO, jointly with Common Sense eLearning, Red Cross Austria and Sustainable Leather Foundation has prepared an enhanced on-line training course “First Aid at the Workplace”. Emergencies and accidents can strike anywhere and at any time bringing workplace injuries and illnesses with them. Employers and workers may be required to deal with an emergency when it […]