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Companies that do not conduct any manufacturing or trading are eligible to join LWG through our direct membership route to support our efforts. This includes:

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

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For actors within the leather manufacturing supply chain, we offer a route to membership by successfully completing an audit against one of the LWG audit standards. The following types of operation can be audited and become certified by LWG:

  • Leather manufacturers
  • Leather traders (with a warehouse)
  • Subcontractors
  • Commissioning manufacturers

Apply for an audit


As a multi-stakeholders organization ourselves, we understand the value of forming meaningful partnerships and working with experts to achieve our shared goals. 

At LWG, we collaborate with many different organizations working in a similar or parallel space to us, to ensure full industry alignment and to minimize duplicative efforts. 

We have collaborated with organizations such as:

  • 1% for the Planet
  • Leather Naturally
  • National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
  • Solidaridad
  • Textile Exchange 
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • ZDHC

Find out more about our collaborations

Already an LWG Member?

Our existing members can access the private member only area by clicking the link below. Here, you can view your member data, access exclusive member-only content, and much more. Click the button below to find out more.

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