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LWG members have a say in shaping the future of responsible leather manufacturing.

Our membership brings together brands and retailers, suppliers to the leather industry (chemicals, machinery, testing), agent traders, groups and associations, and NGOs and CSOs. In addition, all certified manufacturers are granted immediate membership to the group after a successful audit result.

Our community represents the largest single leather-focused group in the world, joined together through the shared goal of reducing the environmental impact of leather production on people and the planet. Companies that do not conduct any manufacturing or trading are eligible to join LWG through our direct membership route to support our efforts. 

Who can join?

  • Brands & retailers
  • Suppliers of chemicals, machinery, testing, etc.
  • Agent traders (traders without a warehouse)
  • Groups & associations
  • NGOs & CSOs
  • Finished product manufacturers

Not the right fit? Find out more about LWG certification here

What are the benefits of LWG membership?

Have an influence

Make your voice heard and help to shape the future direction of our organization and our auditing standards. As a member, you can have your say through our annual member survey, by joining our sub-groups or even the Executive Committee.

Join events & webinars

LWG members can join our exclusive Member Meetings, member-only webinars, and virtual training sessions. We aim to meet in person twice per year, in Europe and Asia. Members can also access the back catalogue of event slide decks, recordings, minutes, and much more. 

Strengthen your reputation

By joining LWG, your company demonstrate's its commitment to taking steps towards a more sustainable and responsible leather industry. 

Learn about leather sustainability

Our members have access to LWG's dedicated team for input and support on a range of issues related to supply chain sustainability issues within the leather sector. 

Connect with our community

Share ideas and best practises by networking with individuals from over 1,600 businesses in a pre-competitive environment.