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RSL & MRSL explained

RSL - Restricted Substances List:  The RSL applies to the finished product. The product is tested for a variety of chemical substances to ensure regulatory compliance to safety standards and…

Sustainably Driven: Leather Working Group’s Highlights of 2022

Sustainably Driven: Leather Working Group’s Highlights of 2022 During 2022, Leather Working Group remained the largest and most active organization within the leather industry dedicated to…

LWG_Traceability_Roadmap_Latest.pdf

LWG’s Traceability Roadmap Expand Phase 2 : 2023-24 LWG traceability assessment Stakeholder consultation process Develop & launch mandatory audit criteria Roll out mandatory audit criteria for…

Claims and Labelling

The LWG logo can only be used by businesses supporting our work Businesses that are members of Leather Working Group can communicate about our work and their commitment to our goals on thier…

Deforestation Regulation

European Union On December 5, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the next stage to implement Deforestation Free regulations for products in the EU. See here…

Application_process_for_LWG_Auditor.pdf

Application to be an approved LWG Auditor The Leather Working Group are currently seeking to approve experienced Auditors who will be responsible for the auditing of leather manufacturers. You will…

Auditor Applications

Please note that audits are undertaken in leather manufacturers all around the world, so international travel will be required. All auditor training and audit reports are completed and conducted…

Materials Matter – LWG drives the role of responsible leather at Textile Exchange’s annual conference

Materials Matter – LWG drives the role of responsible leather at Textile Exchange’s annual conference The Leather Working Group team joined almost 1000 other delegates in Colorado Springs from…

LWG urges leather industry to back traceability work as route to address climate crisis

LWG urges leather industry to back traceability work as route to address climate crisis November 16, 2022: As world leaders engage at COP27 in Egypt, Leather Working Group (LWG) urges the leather…

Leather Working Group endorses the COP27 Leather Manifesto

Leather Working Group endorses the COP27 Leather Manifesto International Leather Industry Calls on COP27 to recognize the role that natural materials, such as leather, have in addressing the…