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LWG launches leather lifecycle assessment study

The Leather Working Group (LWG) has announced what is reportedly the largest lifecycle assessment (LCA) for the leather industry to investigate the environmental impact of leather made in LWG-certified facilities.

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Certification for Stahl LCA systems

The global leather chemicals manufacturer has achieved certification of its lifecycle assessment (LCA) data generation systems, a step towards its target of having LCA data for all strategic products by the end of 2023.

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Wool experts respond to Higg Materials Sustainability Index

The European Union’s Sustainable Products Initiative is legislation that will establish minimum sustainability and information requirements for products sold in the union, including textiles. Farmers are concerned that wool (and other natural fibres including leather) might fare badly under the new legislation because of the methodology used.

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Dani launches Academy project

The Italian tanning group has launched the new Dani Academy to build a new research path on leather design, focussed on Zero Impact sustainability.

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Can leather consumer products be biodegradable?

With consumers and regulators increasingly looking for more sustainable leather, the subject of biodegradability has become more urgent. After all, sustainability is not only a matter of durability or clean production; it’s also about what happens to the product at the end of the lifecycle.

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