High Street retailers and major brands are facing ever increasing demands from consumers and NGO’s about where products come from and what conditions they are manufactured under. Brands and retailers, especially in the high-end luxury segment, face serious problems with fake counterfeit products and need to make sure that any leather products made from exotic species meet CITES rules.

In recent years, human rights and environmental NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organisations) as well as animal welfare campaign groups have attacked the leather industry for perceived violations in working conditions, environmental controls and its association with poor animal welfare practices. To counter these threats and to show greater transparency in the leather supply chain, responsible leather makers, brands and retailers have sought to introduce traceability into their supply chains.

ILM will provide some background and context to this topic and will highlight some best practice and best available technologies in this area during the webinar. This will be supported by information from Stahl and Lectra, following the supply chain from farm to finished leather product.

The webinar is co-sponsored by Stahl and Lectra. Participation is subject to approval and spaces are limited. 

Click here to read more and to register for free for the webinar.

Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain in-depth report

The webinar theme ties in with a recently published in-depth report, “Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain” published by ILM and theSauerReport. For more information about the report click here or contact Maria Wallace, maria@edifydigitalmedia.com Tel: +44 (0)203 735 6537, to purchase or discuss the report in more detail.