30 April 2024

Leather UK highlights the importance of World Leather Day

World Leather Day was started by @Leatherworkinggroup in collaboration with @leather_naturally to celebrate the long-lasting beauty of leather and its place in a circular economy.

On Friday, we come together as an industry to celebrate the enduring and unique qualities of leather. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Repair, Reuse, Repurpose” emphasising the long-lasting, repairable, and versatile qualities of leather that make it a responsible material choice for a circular society.

The focus of World Leather Day includes:
Environmental sustainability: emphasising the repair, reuse and repurposing of leather promotes more sustainable environmental practices. By extending the life of leather goods in these ways we can reduce environmental impact.

Reduction of Waste: recycling of leather waste or repurposing into new products or materials helps close the loop and minimise waste generation.

Economic Benefits: repairing and reusing leather goods can bring economic benefits to individuals, businesses, and communities. It allows consumers to extend the life of their leather items, which means they consume less and therefore save money. For businesses, offering repair services or making reused leather products can open new sources of revenue and promote customer loyalty.

Promoting the circular economy: adopting repair, reuse and repurposing practices is in line with the principles of a circular economy, using resources more efficiently and minimising waste.

World Leather Day is more than simply a celebration; it’s a cause for ethical behaviour that pushes to increase public awareness of the leather industry by highlighting its creativity, sustainability, and craftsmanship.

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We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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