28 August 2023

Action for Leather: Deforestation-Free Leather Initiative

Leather Naturally writes on LinkedIn that the European Parliament has just approved a new law that’s all about protecting our planet. This law says that companies selling products in the EU must make sure that their products haven’t caused deforestation or damage to our precious forests. This is a big step forward for the environment. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) also talked about deforestation in their report of November 2022 and that the leather industry has a chance to make a positive change and help stop deforestation.

There’s a team effort happening globally to fight deforestation. Two groups, Textile Exchange and Leather Working Group, are working together and launched the Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather.

The Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather is a collaborative initiative that calls upon brands and retailers to commit to sourcing all their bovine leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier. The guidelines were developed in consultation with WWF, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi). The initiative sets clear expectations for brands, providing them with tools and guidance to support them on the journey.

Several brands already are part of this amazing effort and signed this Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather: like American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO), AllSaints, Arezzo&Co, BMW Group, Capri Holdings, H&M Group, Icebug, Kering, Mango, Marks & Spencer, PUMA, Range Revolution, Reformation, Roots, R.M.Williams and Tapestry.

For more information click on the link and you will be transferred to the article on Leather Working Group website:

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