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 […]

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 […]

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Dr_bjrBKw&t=33s 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 […]

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…