We Are The
Leather Working Group

Welcome to Leather Manufacturers and Traders

Leather Manufacturers are able to join the LWG after having completed a successful LWG audit, conducted by an LWG-approved auditor. Membership to LWG is valid for 24 months. The 2-day audit is an evaluation of a leather manufacturer’s environmental credentials.

Leather Manufacturers

LWG-audited tanneries can be found globally and represent 20% of the world’s production of leather.

Leather Manufacturers
Traders

Traders of part-processed material may join LWG by completing the LWG Trader Assesment.

Traders

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Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

Who
we are

Our objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.

450

Leather Manufacturer
Certifications

Meetings

LWG hosts two annual Main Member Meetings: one in Spring, to coincide with APLF in Hong Kong, and the second in Autumn to coincide with a European leather fair.

Meetings
How We Work

LWG is made up of representative parties from different areas of the product supply chain, including brands, leather manufacturers, technical experts and other industry representatives.

How We Work
Our current members
Latest News
"LWG rate tanneries on their environmental...practices"

A recent article in The Independent discusses the issue of the reality of using "alternatives" to leather that "pretend" to be leather.

LWG is quoted  by two different sources for our work in demonstrating responsible and sustainble leather production through our certified, audited leather manufacturers.

Click here for the full article:  The Problem with Vegan Leather - Is is really more sustainable?

Click here for more "LWG in the News" articles