1 June 2023

A recording of the recent LCA-focused webinar, hosted by ILM and organised by the Leather Working Group (LWG), is now available to view online, writes ILM.



Understanding the environmental footprint of leather was sponsored by global leader in specialty coatings and treatments for flexible substrates Stahl and took place on May 24, 2023.

The webinar included the following speakers, followed by a live Q&A segment:

Kevin Latner, Vice President of the Leather and Hide Council of America, presenting “Showcasing Sustainability, Investing in our Future”

Earl W. Shank, Senior Manager, Traceability at Tapestry, presenting “Leveraging Leather Traceability to Unlock Impact”

Federico Brugnoli, Founder and CEO of Spin360, presenting “Lifecycle Assessments: A data-driven approach to reducing the impact of leather manufacturing”

Mi Yan, Environmental Impact Manager, ESG at Stahl, presenting “Minimizing the impact of the chemicals by using the LCA method”.

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