SLF Is 1 Year Old!

Today, 14th July 2021, to celebrate our first birthday, we decided to take a look at the key milestones already achieved. Not bad for 12 months!

SLF’s pathway to no-deforestation and preservation of biodiversity

The Sustainable Leather Foundation believes that through due diligence and respecting the natural balance of ecosystems, the leather industry is well positioned to be a positive driver for a sustainable cycle of production that safeguards against the exploitation of people and finite planet resources.

SLF’s pathway to a traceable and transparent leather industry

textile leather

The Sustainable Leather Foundation believes that traceability and transparency are fundamental elements to provide the leather value chain with adequate socio-environmental safeguards and, from its inception, has held them as key priorities for improved environmental, social, corporate, and operational governance.

Responsible Leather Round Table

On Tuesday 15th December, Textile Exchange held their annual Responsible Leather Round Table, this year as a virtual event due to the ongoing risk of Covid-19. Our Managing Director, Deborah Taylor, was one of the speakers during the event and gave a round up of industry news at the start of the session. Deborah has […]

Leather: Social & Environmental Report: 2020 Conference

Conference report

On Tuesday 1st December, The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) along with IndustriALL hosted the Final Conference to present the Leather SER 2020. Delegates heard from a number of interesting speakers who gave presentations on the the General Landscape, Economic Overview, Social Footprint and Environmental Footprint of […]

German Consumer Survey Makes Interesting Reading


A recent consumer survey was conducted in Germany by the Darmstadt University Leather Project to gain insights about consumers‘ awareness and attitudes towards leather in general and the issue of chemicals in leather in particular.

What is sustainability?

What is Sustainability

Today, most conversations between suppliers and customers in the leather industry start with the definition of what “sustainability” means. The conversation is done so to prevent misunderstanding and misalignment on terminology going forward. To this end it is important for anyone interested in SLF to understand what exactly sustainability means to the Foundation. Sustainability is […]