The work of the Leather Working Group is possible only with the revenue from the subscriptions that are paid by our Brand, Retailer and Supplier Members on an annual basis.  It is important to recognise that without the membership fees, the group would not be able to finance itself and continue to develop and grow.

Subscriptions are based on company turnover and our current bandings are:

0 - 250 million $2,500 per year
250 million - 1 billion $4,500 per year
1 billion - 3 billion $7,500 per year
3 billion - 5 billion $14,000 per year
5 billion + $17,000 per year


Leather Manufacturers do not pay a subscription fee apart from a nominal US$200 levy to support marketing and training communications.  Leather Manufacturers do pay to undergo an audit but that revenue is not received by the Leather Working Group but by the Auditors who carry out the work.  Successful completion of an audit entitles the Leather Manufacturer to membership of LWG for as long as their certification is valid.

It is important that brands and retailers who wish to use the LWG programme for their supply chains, commit to membership of the group and contribute financially.  The group cannot support non-member brands to engage suppliers without membership.

For more information please click the link for the membership proposal pack: Membership Proposal Pack