The organisations said that the Memorandum of Understanding will bring together the power of more efficient material sourcing, with the ESG due diligence of the suppliers of the materials.

Weev connects brands and suppliers on a shared platform to make the creation process faster, more transparent, and more sustainable.

Deborah Taylor, Founder and Managing Director of the SLF, said: “Since 2020, when the Foundation was first set up, we have been committed to working across the whole leather value chain to support sustainable improvement and practices.

“Working closely with Weev now allows us to extend our remit to the designers who might not ordinarily be exposed to the sustainability of the facilities that are manufacturing the leather they select. We see this as a great opportunity to embed sustainability into the design proposition and thought process.”

Weeve presented its platform at the SLF Partner Meeting in Northampton in December 2023.