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LWG Training Workshops in Milan, October 2019

11 September 2019

Since 2005, the Leather Working Group (LWG) has promoted environmental best practice in the leather industry through the provision of an environmental audit protocol. Due to the ever-growing scope and remit of the group and its auditing tools, LWG has launched the LWG Education Hub, comprising a series of workshops and communications tools, to provide all members of the leather supply chain with a solid understanding of the key concepts that underline LWG and environmental stewardship as a whole. After the first successful training workshop offered in New York in July 2019, the Leather Working Group is pleased to announce that the next two workshops will be held at the Novotel Milano...

LWG Associate Membership Launched

03 September 2019

The Leather Working Group launches a new membership route for associations and groups working in the leather industry. The Leather Working Group (LWG) is committed to fostering improvement in the leather industry for the good of its members, the consumers and the environment. As part of our ongoing development, LWG is delighted to announce that the group can now accept membership from industry associations and groups in the form of an “Associate Membership”. Associate Membership will give eligible members all the same benefits as current members with the notable exception of voting rights. This is to protect the group from the effects of block voting...

Country Road Group aims for 100% LWG-origin leather by 2020

21 August 2019

Australian fashion retailer Country Road Group has announced the goal to source 100% of their leather products from Leather Working Group (LWG) rated tanneries by 2020. Committed to improving traceability and promoting sustainability within the leather supply chain, the news comes with the launch of Country Road Group's new sustainability hub, which highlights the sustainable practices of organisations such as LWG. LWG aims to promote environmental best practice throughout the leather supply chain and many of our member brands rely on the LWG Environmental Audit certification as a crucial component in their leather sourcing strategies.  

"LWG rate tanneries on their environmental...practices"

16 August 2019

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?

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Save the Date: LWG Member Meeting in Milan

18 July 2019

Save the date for the Leather Working Groups's Main Member Meeting in Milan this Autumn! Date/Time: Tuesday 1st October 2019, 09:00-16:00 Location: Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda, Milan, Italy Join us for a day of engaging presentations and discussion on environmental stewardship within the leather industry, as well as an update on the current and future work of LWG. Registration will open shortly and a full agenda will be available soon. For more information, please contact the LWG Events Coordinator: