*LWG – Leather Working Group
The LWG is a multi-stakeholder initiative with over 600 members, consisting of various stakeholders from industry and commerce, leather producers and suppliers as well as NGOs and scientific institutes. Established in 2005, the organisation is committed to the implementation of sustainable structures and the improvement of environmental management in the leather industry.
A prerequisite for certification with gold, silver or bronze is a resource-saving, energy-efficient production process with the lowest possible water and energy consumption, a responsible waste management as well as the avoidance of pollutants harmful to the environment and human health.
We maintain a long-term, trustful partnership with our leather suppliers.
A responsible handling of limited raw materials, a resource-saving production as well as careful waste management are basic requirements for cooperation. We buy our leathers directly from the manufacturer, not from middlemen, to guarantee full transparency of the individual production steps. A large part of our leather is sourced from producers in Europe who are globally certified according to the standards of the LWG*. We aim to gradually increase the proportion of gold-certified leathers in order to ensure a production process highest environmental standards.