Through the collaboration, IULTCS is to provide scientific support to the Leather Naturally’s Educational Team by producing fact sheets and answering chemical and technical questions relating to leather production, while Leather Naturally is to continue to focus on the education and promotion of leather via their new website and social media channels.

“Our message is about leaving egos aside and working together for the leather industry. We are pleased that the collaboration of the IULTCS and Leather Naturally is going to materialise; we will use science and facts to promote our industry. I kindly invite other institutions to join us as well”, said Dr Luis Zugno, IULTICS President and Management Board Member of Leather Naturally. “Leather Naturally has always considered IULTCS to be the scientific body of the industry and, with this collaboration, we can draw on a pool of professionals to support us to bring the right messages to the brands, influencers and consumers”, added Egbert Dikkers, Chair, Leather Naturally.

Founded in 1897, IULTCS is a global organisation of professional societies. Currently, there are 18 Member Societies and five Associate Members representing some 3000 individual leather technologists and leather chemist members globally. The Leather Naturally initiative seeks to promote the use of globally-manufactured sustainable leather.