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All that for a drop of positivity

Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth discusses the recent New York Times article which criticised the Higg Index, and the realities of generating positive press for leather.


Talking Point January/February 2022

In the first issue of the year, we asked experts from across the leather industry: Why do you feel that natural materials including leather are treated so negatively on the Higg Material Sustainability Index, and do you think that materials from fossil-fuel carbon sources are unfairly advantaged?


Keeping up the pressure

It was great to see the global leather industry come together and show a united front on the call for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to retire its controversial Higg MSI, which scores leather highly unfavourably, particularly against fossil-fuel derived and synthetic materials.